Part of the problem is that most folks are thinking that if you were anti-slavery you were believing in the equality of the races. Please remember back in the 1860's about half of the northern states had laws the barred blacks from entering their states or in some cases owning property. The history of the 14th amendment is ugly. We have come a long way since then - but it helps if there is an accurate reading of history verse the myth that the 1860 war was about only slavery. You can only move 'forward' if it is base on a real history and not a myth.