What is the point of that statement?
Are you really trying to say: "AHA! The North wasn't friendly to Blacks! The South kept them in forced bondgage! IT IS ALL EQUAL! AHA!"
I'm not saying that the North was perfect. But far better than the South. And in the future, civil rights came to the North before it came to the South. Permitting of interracial marriage came to the North before it came to the South. Gay marriage has come to the North before it came to the South.
The whole idea of excusing the Southern attitude towards Negroes by pointing at the Northern attitude towards them is ludicrous.
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a