Something Is Missing from Bronx Zoo’s Apology

African-American history, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, American Eugenics Society, Black Lives Matter, Bronx Zoo, Civic Biology, Cristián Samper, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian evolution, Discovery Institute, eugenics, Evolution, evolutionary science, Fox News, George Floyd, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Human Zoos, Igorot, John West, Madison Grant, Monkey Zoo, multiplication table, New York Times, Ota Benga, Philippines, pseudoscientific racism, pygmy, Robin DiAngelo, Seattle, The Passing of the Great Race, University of Washington, White Fragility, Wildlife Conservation Society
The truth is that placing a man in the Monkey House was intended as an education for the public in Darwinian evolution. Source
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Human Zoos — How “Science” Fueled the Racial Fire

African-American, Africans, alt-right, Bellevue, Black Lives Matter, Bronx Zoo, Caucasian, Charles Darwin, clergy, Culture & Ethics, Discovery Institute, Evolution, George Floyd, Human Zoos, John West, lockdown, looting, Minneapolis, New York City, New York Times, original sin, Ota Benga, pandemic, police brutality, protests, pygmies, Racism, scientific racism, Seattle, South Bronx, St. Louis, textbooks, The Descent of Man, The Hub, Tukwila, United States, Wesley Smith
Scorching images from across the country fill our screens, a reminder that the racial past remains an unhealed burn in America’s present. The mood in our own area is shocked and anxious, as we watched violence and looting spread from Seattle to outlying cities like Bellevue and Tukwila. It is getting very close to home. Some have called racism America’s historical “original sin.” Where did many white people of the past get the wicked idea that their lives matter more than black lives? The question is complex but, without doubt, Darwinian theory helped to fuel our present racial fire. Comprehending the national burden of hatred is a task not only for scholars but for all Americans. So too with understanding the origins of the opportunistic criminality that has piggybacked on…
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