A cursory examination of Abraham Lincoln's writings prove beyond a doubt he was indeed a racist. When the Civil War was inevitable, he changed his tune, but only for a bogus explanation. Now, Lincoln is glorified, history perverted, with blacks adoring Abraham Lincoln. But what is the actual truth about Abraham Lincoln? The truth is Lincoln was a white supremacist, masquerading as a Christian, quoting the Bible as if he believed it, to save the Union from something other than slavery. To Lincoln's defense, I doubt he ever claimed to be a Christian, his words affirming the Bible and God were political in nature. Let us read what Lincoln said about negroes, and slavery:
"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway 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 will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything."
-Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)
Not only was Lincoln a racist, he allowed the Confederacy to keep slavery:
"No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that a person's held to labor or service by laws of said State."
-Abraham Lincoln-March of 1861
"The War is waged by the government of the United States not in the spirit of conquest or subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or institutions of the states, but to defend and protect the Union."
-This resolution was passed unanimously by Congress on July 23, 1861.
The above quote contradicts the quote below where Lincoln says the negroe race is the reason for the Civil War:
“See our present condition—the country engaged in war! Our White men cutting one another’s throats! And then consider what we know to be the truth. But for your race among us there could not be war, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or another. “Why should the people of your race be colonized, and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated. It is better for both, therefore, to be separated.” [bold face mine]
— Spoken at the White House to a group of black community leaders, August 14th, 1862, from COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Vol 5, page 371.
Lincoln did not care about freeing the slaves! He incorrectly believed there was another reason that threatened the Union:
"If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also so that"
-Lincoln, (Voices of America, p.138).
Blacks today are Democrats, the party of slavery since Thomas Jefferson. How ironic is that? The so-called emancipator freed a race of people that aligns with the Democratic Party, which departed from their racist platform in the 1970's to gain the black voting bloc. Here is the last quote from Lincoln to his friend, the Vice President of the Confederacy:
"Do the people of the South really entertain fear that a Republican administration would directly or indirectly interfere with their slaves, or with them about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you that once, as a friend, and still I hope not as an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. The South would be in no more danger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington."
-Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Stephens-Vice President of the Confederacy. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 22, 1860. Public and Private Letters of Alexander Stephens, p. 150.