This is to certify that I, Harold Godfrey Lowe.. fifth officer of the late steamship Titanic, in my testimony at the Senate of the United States stated that I fired shots to prevent Italian immigrants from jumping into my lifeboat. I do hereby cancel the word "Italian" and substitute the words "immigrants belonging to Latin races." In fact, I did not mean to infer that they were especially Italians, because I could only judge from their general appearance and complexion, and therefore I only meant to imply that they were of the types of the Latin races. In any case I did not intend to cast any reflection on the Italian nation.
From "The Titanic Disaster Hearings"
Edited by Tom Kuntz