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Old 19 September 2013, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jzyehoshua View Post
"'No historian would doubt that Lincoln was a man of his times,' says Dunbar, author of 'A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City.' 'He was a racist, and never truly believed that blacks could live in America after emancipation.'"
Yes, Lincoln believed that even after emancipation the white majority in the U.S. would not accept blacks as their social equals, a belief for which he had ample evidence. That doesn't mean he himself was a racist.
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