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By: Allison Crerie Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:31:49 +0000 I found myself feeling shocked by Whitman’s comments about the races “amalgamating,” it just did not seem like something “My Walt” would say or believe (“My Walt,” of course, being the lover of all, the zealous appreciator of all kinds of beauty).

But then again, lets keep it real.

Walt Whitman was born in 1819 and spent his entire life in a society where African Americans were treated like shit… I mean, like second-class citizens. Any sociology major could tell you that Whitman was bound to have at least some racist beliefs.

But as you touch on at the end of your post, Whitman still promotes “equality.” A hint of hypocrisy, maybe? As we discussed with the subject of Whitman’s treatment of men and women in his poetry, the subtext reads differently than Whitman’s actual words.