Revisiting Dred Scott vs. Sandford

Was the SCOTUS’s most infamous ruling really off the mark?

Dred Scott/Wikimedia Commons

…They had no rights the white man was bound to respect…

II see this quote a lot, especially in the writing of anti-racists. But far-right, “race realists” cite it, too. It’s from paragraph 36 of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney’s infamous 1858 rejection of Dred Scott’s bid for freedom.

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Andrew Katz

Andrew Katz

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics