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.
Henry Fairfield Osborn was also a scientific racist who championed eugenics, the horrific crusade to breed a superior human race based on Darwinian biology.
Benjamin Tillman was a monster. He publicly defended lynchings. He drew on evolutionary racism to preach black inferiority.
Cancel culture is becoming surreal. Or should I say even more surreal? “Exotic birds” are now judged to be offensive. What next?
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.