Memory Purge: Eugenicist Margaret Sanger Gets Canceled by Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood seeks a way to quiet a controversy without searching its own soul. Source
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Cancel Caribou? Another Questionable Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History

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The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer. Source
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Whose Lives Matter? Darwinism as Soil for Scientific Racism

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On a classic but timely episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer discusses the move by National Review editor Rich Lowry in 2012 to sever ties with two regular contributors, John Derbyshire and Robert Weissberg, after discovering their connections to racialist groups promoting race superiority, eugenics, and other morally repugnant ideas. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Klinghoffer explains how Darwinian evolution has informed proponents of these ideas, and how important it is to identify and root out such thinking before it has a chance to pollute respectable institutions and publications. Darwinian ideas are hardly the only possible source of racist thinking, and of course racism long predates Charles Darwin. But Darwinism has proved fertile soil for scientific racism in the modern period. That’s one more reason…
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