Should-Read: Fardels Bear: Was James Buchanan a Racist? Libertarians and Historical Research: “‘Eschewing overt racial appeals, but not at all concerned with the impact of black citizens, they framed the South’s fight as resistance to federal coercion in a noble quest to preserve states’ rights and economic liberty'” (MacLean, p. 50)… https://altrightorigins.com/2017/07/13/was-james-buchanan-a-racist-libertarians-and-historical-research/

…This perfectly summarizes both the segregationist and libertarian lines in the 1950s. Chodorov’s writing at the time backed up the segregationist position right down the line…. It is not [so much] that libertarians were racists, [as] it was they they did not care about black people. One simply cannot find in libertarian literature of the time ANY concern about the special problems faced by black citizens. And, libertarians somehow convinced themselves that the problem of race would disappear if only we embrace every policy position recommended by the racists…