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  •  Lots of people were sexist back then too. (2+ / 0-)
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    Kevskos, JosephK74

    He reflected the cultural stupidity and racism that existed openly in the time he belonged.  It was culturally normal in that time.  Cultural thinking is difficult to change quickly.

    Anyway, the scientific community has moved on quite a bit from there (Guns, Germs and Steel is an amazing book that anyone who claims racism is scientific ought to read).

    Anyway, the racist claims in the scientific community have disappeared.  Give me one prominent biologist, historian or anthropologist who is a racist jackass and I'll show you 20 that aren't.  Evolutionary thinking has moved on.

    Anyway, the people who founded the United States had some pretty stupid thoughts about slavery.  I mean, that's kind of difficult to reconcile.  It doesn't mean the United States is an evil country.  It doesn't mean we have to defend that history as if we want it to come back.

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