The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer.
“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism.
Today is Juneteenth, celebrating the freedom of American slaves. In recognition of the anniversary, here is our video #4, “Human Zoos.”
Alexander H. Stephens was Vice President of the Confederacy. In 1861 he delivered an oration justifying slavery and rebellion on scientific grounds.
What they did to Richard Owen could teach today’s vandals a thing or two.