There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
Where did many white people of the past get the wicked idea that their lives matter more than black lives?
Alexander H. Stephens was Vice President of the Confederacy. In 1861 he delivered an oration justifying slavery and rebellion on scientific grounds.
Benjamin Tillman was a monster. He publicly defended lynchings. He drew on evolutionary racism to preach black inferiority.