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Posted by Anneli Rufus at 1:37 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

question-mark-715902Who said the following during a speech in Ohio? “I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white an black races … I am not, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, ¬†or intermarry with white people; … there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I … am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” Who said it? Why, it was Abraham Lincoln, on September 16, 1859, as quoted in a new book from Princeton University Press: Lincoln on Race & Slavery, edited by the Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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