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 Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2006 09:30 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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LOL - you beat me to it Calcav! Longstreet, that line about "there were more racists in the north than the South is pure opinion stated as fact. Unless of course you have some primary source, which would seem impossible since racism is not something that can be visibly measured.

I also have a problem with the oft-repeated line that "it was a different time" or "putting yourselves in Southerners shoes". Look at a timeline of abolition, not just here but worldwide. Slavery was not as "commonly accepted" as some would have us think. The inhumanity of it was not unknown or misunderstood. It was understood and accepted by the South for economic reasons.

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