Dawkins, slave to the past
An interesting disclosure about Richard Dawkins' slave-trafficking ancestors:
Dawkins, normally the god of logic, waxed a bit illogical when challenged. The question isn't whether he carries only 1 in 512 genes from the slave-holders, but whether he carries only or more than 1 in 512 pounds of grimy slave-wrung money. Or any at all, for that matter.
I have noticed that Brits get even more het up about ancestral connections to slavery than Americans do. More repressed guilt, and for good reason.