Monday, May 17, 2010


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. ... and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will ever 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.
Abraham Lincoln - Fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate (18 September 1858)


  1. HARSH! unless I don't really get it...

  2. Nah, you get it. It's a good quote to pull out when people say that Lincoln wasn't a racist.