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Lincoln held racist beliefs, as well

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The following words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln at Charleston, Illinois in September of 1858 during a debate with Stephen A. Douglas. “I am not, nor ever have I been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races ... I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negros, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarrying 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 ...

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