Benjamin Tillman was a monster. He publicly defended lynchings. He drew on evolutionary racism to preach black inferiority.
Last month, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City requested removal of an iconic statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback.
“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism.
My documentary only tells one part of the story of racism, and only a part of the story of Social Darwinism’s influence on Western imperialism.
What is the evolutionary argument against unapologetic racism and the supremacy of whatever race can climb to the top?