I was watching the movie 'Lincoln' by Steven Spielberg. One of the many sentences that I didn't understand properly was "say you believe only in legal equality for all races, not racial equality. The character 'James Ashley' played by actor David Costabile says this to 'Thaddeus Stevens' played by actor Tommy Lee Jones.
I started looking for the meaning of the phrases/terms 'legal equality for all races' & 'racial equality' on the internet. I couldn't understand their meaning and didn't get a single difference.
Could someone help me with this? I apologize for my bad English. English is not my first language.