Easy Questions: Was the Confederacy Guided by White Supremacy?

439px-Alexander_Stephens_-1855Were the confederate states guided by White Supremacy? No need to speculate–we can just ask them ourselves! Here’s what Alexander Stephens, Confederate Vice President, said on March 21, 1861 about the idea that all men were created equal:
 
Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.”
 
[Emphasis mine]
Well, that was easy.
 
Read more, if you don’t believe me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone_Speech

2 Comments

  1. But … states’ rights. I heard that states’ rights were the reason for the war. THIS JUST IN. What’s that? Apparently, it was a singular “states’ right,” slavery, that they were fighting for. Your story checks out.

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