Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lincoln on equality between whites and blacks

Lincoln in 1858 on the question of equality between the races (hat tip: Tom DiLorenzo):

"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way 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; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."

1 Comments:

At April 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Blogger deetscht said...

I guess our President didn't read Lincoln's comments before he posed in front of Lincoln's picture.

 

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