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Episode 359 — Abe Lincoln the White Supremacist?


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Performer/writer Fran Gillespie joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about Abraham Lincoln possibly being a white supremacist. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

I mean...does this caller really think that what politicians say in public about mad controversial issues in super tense times reflects their actual irl beliefs?

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:13 AM

View PostJoshie, on 17 March 2014 - 06:40 PM, said:


Lincoln's racism is also present in his letters, and anecdotes about jokes he told, etc. It wasn't just a politics thing, his private remarks had the same tone as his public statements.


Fair enough. Still, he believed they were human beings and it was wrong to own them, right?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

View Postpfchangs, on 18 March 2014 - 06:13 AM, said:



Fair enough. Still, he believed they were human beings and it was wrong to own them, right?


...eventually


(I think that's the part people-now are having the hardest time with)

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

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