Inherit the Racism?

by Andrew Stuttaford
Jonah, to the extent that Scopes’s prosecutor, the state of Tennessee, was concerned about the passages you cite, it would have to have been with distinct qualifications: the state was firmly segregationist. It’s also worth remembering that William Jennings Bryan himself was a politician who appeared comfortable with segregation and treated the Ku Klux Klan with kid gloves.

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