The editor replies to a letter written by someone who criticized local newspapers for printing negative articles regarding African Americans. The previous writer had called the newspapers "perverse" and immoral.
The writer expresses his disagreement with the advice he's received from well-meaning white men saying that it might be best for black Americans to leave the country. The suggestion for black Americans to return to Africa is not only unsympathic, but unenlightened. Just because their ancestry had originated in Africa didn't mean they belonged there.