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MsUnderstood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-04-06 04:52 PM
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8. well he didn't give his life in exchange for the slaves
Well he didn't give his life in exchange for the slaves. He freed the slaves and an assasian killed Lincoln because of his actions. It wasn't like he said "Oh lord take me and let my people go".

And he did BELIEVE that the black people were inferior to white people. . .which was a pretty common belief in that time period. So when I say he was as good of a racist as any white man in his time I mean that he held a very common belief in his time period that a) Men were the superior gender and b) White men were the superior race.

Again he didn't EMANCIPATE all the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation, only the slaves of the rebelling states. And if you recall, once the slaves were "freed" it took another 100 years to gain equal rights. Most historical speculators say that Lincoln, had he lived, would have gone very very easy on the south.
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