Henry Fairfield Osborn was also a scientific racist who championed eugenics, the horrific crusade to breed a superior human race based on Darwinian biology.
Mainstream scientists have been speculating about other-than-earthly intelligence for decades.
Benjamin Tillman was a monster. He publicly defended lynchings. He drew on evolutionary racism to preach black inferiority.
It wasn’t until they were forced by events that the Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society admitted this black life mattered.
Sarah Jones essentially argues that worries about critical race theory have been ginned up by conservative provocateurs.