Robert Wilson’s work brought him into contact with survivors of Canada’s eugenics regime, eventually drawing him into research and advocacy.
Darwin-inspired eugenics and racial pseudoscience are like some sort of insidious, and hideous, household pest.
What could be more wholesome or innocent than a visit to the zoo? You may ask that now, but it was a quite a different state of affairs a century ago.
Anyone interested in the grim history of Social Darwinism in America, or debates over scientific racism and the sanctity of human life, will want to see this documentary.
Darwin-inspired racism was the consensus science of its day. Speaking out against it would have made you a crank and a science-denier.