Darwin’s Racism of the Gaps 

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A defender of Darwinism might object that it’s silly to ding Darwin for his racism, since just about every white person in Victorian England was racist. Source
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The Cruel Legacy of Social Darwinism in Nigeria

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Social Darwinism rests like a tiger moth on Darwinism, its mother theory; when challenged with facts, it just flits to a slightly different position. Source
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How Darwin and Wallace Split over the Human Mind

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Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans. Source
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Charles Darwin in Light of Black History Month

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Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no. Source
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Darwin and Race: Three Strikes, He’s Out

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February is Black History Month, and this week, Friday, February 12, is Darwin Day — the birthday of Charles Darwin. Source
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