Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
I didn’t intend to “savage” Derbyshire. I wanted to encourage him in his writing.
You think if Darwinian theory had emerged not in the dark age of the 19th century but in our own woke era, it would be different? No, it wouldn’t.
The thread of what the alt-right calls “Race Realism” has never been completely absent from Darwinian theorizing.