Again a new home mission study book is added to the lengthening series of such books issued by the Council of Women for Home Missions and the Missionary Education Movement. Their purpose primarily is to lead Christian people to the active practise of that cardinal principle of Christ, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."<br><br>Obviously, if our neighbor is to be loved, he must be known. We must realize something of his racial mind and spirit, his handicaps, his achievements, his capacities, his horizon, his goals. Our seeking to know him must be on the basis of the broadest sympathy. In the friend liest and most helpful spirit we should sincerely desire to understand him in the place where he is and to apprehend something of the road by which he came and the direction of his highest and best aspirations, that we may, so far as we can, make it possible for him to attain his best in our common civilization. We should at the same time quite as earnestly seek to know ourselves in respect to our limitations, achievements, and goals in the building of the social order.<br><br>It is a valued privilege to have as the author of The Trend of the Races a gifted and honored representative of the Negro people.