This form of objection left the door ajar to the kind of “hybrid” interpretation favored by some in both Britain and America in the later Victorian period.
Not only racism, but racial extermination was an integral feature of Darwin’s theory from the start.
The University of Sheffield’s teaching and research handbook has declared Charles Darwin a “racist.”
On the book’s 150th anniversary, a prestigious journal is catching up with Darwin critics.
It is certainly startling to see the N-word cropping up in Darwin’s letters, but this is not the only place.