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Was Abraham Lincoln A White Supremacist?


Abraham Lincoln On White Superiority Over Black People "I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; ........I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything." Abraham Lincoln Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois,

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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

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    vveasey 4 months ago

    Research this yourself. He didn't believe in slavery. Doesn't logically follow he didn't believe white people weren't superior to black people as his speech shows.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    vveasey 4 months ago

    Good points. But would you judge Hitler as good or bad? Or Al Capone and John Dillinger as good? Since we have socially evolved, that's why we do, can and should judge them by today's standards. Your examples show, that how things change, get better!

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