Interesting. Not at all surprised that Christopher Rufo is ideologically allied with a long, discredited history of "scientific racism." It gives me pause to think that my university—specifically, the business school—heartily welcomed him to make a presentation last fall despite his not being a scholar (see Laying Siege to the Institutions), but rather for his political views. You can learn about his position against Critical Race Theory (CRT) in K-12 here which morphed into an attack on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) offices and initiatives in higher education.
I did attend his lecture, by the way. My short row of seats combined with another was the only color in the room. I also noticed the overwhelming presence of a whole bunch of elder white males—hopefully, mostly not UT faculty—even if a number were certainly present.
Regardless, I'm glad that Rufo's ties to eugenics and his clear belief in the superiority of the white race finally came out. Old beliefs nevertheless die hard, especially those that give folks a sense of entitlement, however false and misguided, at best. At worst, they take their false, discredited white supremacist notions to purposely propel hateful, divisive, and anti-democratic policy agendas and campaigns.