Saturday, July 5, 2014

Darwin and Racism

George William Hunter Wrote A Civic Biology in 1914 and said the following [1]:

If you doubt the power of Darwin and racism, consider the last time you received an Amber Alert on your phone regarding a young African-American girl?  Why is it that a pretty 10 year old white girl from a middle-class family from Utah gets more attention that a lost Black child in Detroit?

Hollywood often portrays African-Americans in a negative light.  Will Smith's The Pursuit of Happyness is a breath of fresh air in this respect.  This film is based on Chris Gardner's one-year struggle with homelessness.

For more on Darwin and racism read Denyse O'Leary's excellent piece.  We are ALL Noachians now.  Special thanks to Richard Hollerman for the Hunter reference.

1) A Civic Biology by George William Hunter (American Book Company, NYC, 1914), p. 196.