- Aug 16, 2015
Has anyone here ever claimed Lincoln was not biased? He would have been nearly unique: as has been said here many times, virtually everyone in the antebellum United States was a racist by today's standards.Another bad moment showing Lincoln racist bias...
He was racist, but he also found slavery repugnant.
What made Lincoln admirable was the evolution of his views, his eventual commitment to end slavery altogether and his willingness to extend the full rights of citizenship to those freed Black slaves.
If one wishes to find fault in Lincoln there are any number of points in his life one can cite, but to fully appreciate him, one must consider the entirety of his life.