“Eugenics” was trending last week, and it was all thanks to one tweet.
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”
There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
Alexander H. Stephens was Vice President of the Confederacy. In 1861 he delivered an oration justifying slavery and rebellion on scientific grounds.
Henry Fairfield Osborn was also a scientific racist who championed eugenics, the horrific crusade to breed a superior human race based on Darwinian biology.