Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
Asker Anonymous Asks:
What is your opinion of Woodrow Wilson, I've read that he was racist, and think that may have been because he was born in Virginia
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

I am not a fan of Woodrow Wilson, and I’ve explained why previously, so I’ll just point you in that direction.

Wilson definitely was a racist, but it wasn’t because he was born in Virginia, it was because he was a white supremacist who saw black people as inferior beings and actively worked to strengthen segregation and persecute non-whites.  Being born in Virginia doesn’t automatically make you a racist.  Racists come from everywhere and they aren’t born racist, they are bred racist.

  1. anders-wo said: I really want to like Wilson, but there is just too much I can’t get past.
  2. pavedwithstars said: "Racists come from everywhere and they aren’t born racist, they are bred racist" So true, people have to be "carefully, carefully taught".
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