Protests are convulsing Louisville, KY, over the death of Breonna Taylor. How is the legacy of scientific racism reflected in today’s unrest?
Darwin didn’t merely predict racial genocide; he thought it would advance human evolution.
The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer.
One takeaway is that, despite assurances to the contrary, modern evolutionary theory is not easily separated from malign currents in American history, currently exemplified by the Alt-right.
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”