So, if the vast majority of scientists reject racism, one might conclude that scientific racism is no longer a problem. However, this ignores the elephant in the room.
What elephant? Well, how about examining the white nationalist scene today to see what they actually believe? To be sure, white nationalism is a fringe movement, albeit a vocal fringe. Nonetheless, how do they justify their racist ideology? While researching my book, Darwinian Racism, I examined the websites and publications of many neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and alt-right individuals and organizations. What I discovered was that most white nationalists and white supremacists today embrace a social Darwinist version of scientific racism and vehemently oppose Christianity…
Many white nationalists claim that Darwinism directly supports their ideology, because they think that races have evolved to different levels. They are convinced that races are pitted in a merciless struggle for existence. Their penchant for white supremacy is their bid to win the Darwinian struggle for existence.
Those doing battle against the religious roots of racism do often uncover vestiges of racism and this can be helpful. However, sometimes they seem to be letting the most flagrant proponents of racism off the hook. Could it be that they are uncomfortable recognizing that most white nationalists today are thoroughly secular and are inspired by Darwinism and science, rather than religion?Richard Weikart, “Anti-Racists Often Ignore This Non-Religious Source of Racism” at Townhall (February 19, 2022)
To ask such a question is to answer it, of course. No official science sources do not want to recognize that current racism is largely Darwinian in character because then they’d have to critically examine the fundamental tenets of Darwinism.
You may also wish to read: E. O. Wilson and racism: The smoking gun is found. Some have dismissed the findings but others say they fit a pattern. From Schulson’s story: “I don’t really care that Wilson had racist ideas, because I know pretty much all of the people that I dealt with, when I was coming up through the science system, had racist ideas,” said [evolutionary biologist Joseph] Graves, who in 1988 became the first Black American to receive a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. “Wilson was just one of many.” Oh.