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originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: Gryphon66
Didn't anyone in the school history department explain that slaves were bought off of Black slavers on the west coast of Africa. The fact that blacks owned slaves in the early America is being ignored as well. It was economic expediency for most of human history and still exists .We are not looking at anything rational or well thought out in these protest. If they keep going the property destruction will be huge.
" “I am not, nor even have been,” Lincoln stated, “in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races—that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people…and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”"
”81 He then went on to make an
offensive and racially disrespectful joke about this at Dou-
I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would
marry negroes if there was no law to keep them from it [laughter]
but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehen-
sion that they might, if there were no law to prevent them from it,
[roars of laughter] I give him my most solemn pledge that I will
to the very last stand by the law of this state, which forbids the
marrying of white people with negroes. [Continued laughter and