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There is a falsehood wrapped up in that statement. "In the struggle between the white man and the negro" assumes that there is a struggle, in which either the white man must enslave the negro or the negro must enslave the white. There is no such struggle! It is merely an ingenious falsehood, to degrade and brutalize the negro. Let each let the other alone, and there is no struggle about it. If it was like two wrecked seamen on a narrow plank, when each must push the other off or drown himself, I would push the negro off or a white man either, but it is not; the plank is large enough for both. This good earth is plenty broad enough for white man and negro both, and there is no need of either pushing the other off. Abraham Lincoln

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There is a falsehood wrapped up in that statement "In the struggle between the white man and the negro" assumes that there is a struggle in which either the white man must enslave the negro or the negro must enslave the white There is no such struggle It is merely an ingenious falsehood to degrade and brutalize the negro Let each let the other alone and there is no struggle about it If it was like two wrecked seamen on a narrow plank when each must push the other off or drown himself I would push the negro off or a white man either but it is not the plank is large enough for both This good earth is plenty broad enough for white man and negro both and there is no need of either pushing the other off Abraham Lincoln

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