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.
What is the evolutionary argument against unapologetic racism and the supremacy of whatever race can climb to the top?
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.