In May, I am going to put up a post giving a very brief explanation of Darwin's racism. I will try to keep my posts fairly short in the future. (The one below this on survival of the fittest is long, but it's interesting.)
In the meantime, I just want to mention that I discuss Darwin a bit in the current April post on my other blog on the historical, Jewish Jesus: http://historicaljesusghost.blogspot.com I give a brief statement on why it is wrong to ascribe chance to Darwin as one of his beliefs. The comparison to what New Testament scholars do is that in both fields, ideology trumps the actual evidence. I kind of believe that to rescue the real people who once lived in history from the clutches of academic ideology might qualify as a noble task. But even if it doesn't, I'm going to do it anyway.