“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”
Darwin didn’t merely predict racial genocide; he thought it would advance human evolution.
On the subject of evolution, the scientific “consensus” depends on maintaining the our forgetfulness of Charles Darwin’s great partner, rival, and challenger.
The student, who attends a public university, is worried about how this kind of indoctrination bodes for the future. I am too.
“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism.