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.
It wasn’t until they were forced by events that the Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society admitted this black life mattered.
Given evolution’s racist baggage, you might think the theory’s proponents would be somewhat abashed to accuse the critics of Darwin of “white supremacy.”