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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2007,11:13   

Quote (steve_h @ Mar. 25 2007,09:42)
Instead she argues that Darwin must have been a racist because he was a British Toff, which is racist in itself. But if all "British Toffs" were racist as she claims, why single out Darwin for special treatment?

There's been a lot of coverage on the 200th anniversary of the UK abolition of slavery in the last week or so. Apparently Erasmus Darwin, Charles grandfather, was one of the leading figures in the abolitionist movement.

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