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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Latoya Peterson tagged eugenics

"But not North Carolina, which continued the practice for years, with a vestigial race law designed and purportedly deployed to eliminate poverty. Thousands more were sterilised, mainly poor blacks. Now, the state, under the weight of a multibillion-dollar deficit and a rising black political power base, is struggling to augment an official apology for its racist ways with financial compensation.

"Some have suggested $20,000 per survivor. Others suggest $50,000. An estimated 2,900 medically ravaged victims may be qualified. But can you write a wrong by merely writing a cheque?"

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"Plecker, registrar of the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics from 1912-1946, was instrumental in crafting that state’s law. He argued that there were no full-blooded Indians left in the state by the early 20th century; therefore, all who claimed Indian heritage were part something else, and he decided the best thing to do would be to lump them in with blacks, since, by his mandate as registrar, a person could claim only one of two racial backgrounds in Virginia: Caucasian or 'Negro.' People claiming to be Indians, Plecker said, were r­eally blacks trying to move their families into a position where they could 'pass,' or claim to be Caucasian."

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"Kalima, a brilliant young African-American biogeneticist, finds her cutting-edge research bringing her into ideological conflict with her mother, Claire, who runs a foundation dedicated to “melanin science”. Claire fervently believes that the pigment melanin makes African-Americans genetically superior.

L.A. Theatre Works produced RELATIVITY for its Relativity Series of science-themed plays..."

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"The demented doctor covered every one of the book's 180 pages, interspersing his thoughts on everything from art, literature, religion, modernity, German history and women's rights to predictions for the future of mankind. The themes which obsessed him in life - eugenics, natural selection and the recurring concept of loyalty - fill the pages."

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"[The] latest foray into pseudoscience: he has declared American superiority to be genetic, encoded in our good old American DNA. [...] Oh, except for those who are descended from slaves."

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Thanks Tariq! "an evolutionary psychologist, is now accused of reviving the politics of eugenics by publishing the research which concludes that low IQ levels, rather than poverty and disease, are the reason why life expectancy is low and infant mortality

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"The Lebensborn children were bred in special clinics, where SS men were mated with German maidens selected for their racial purity. They were then parcelled out to be brought up in the foster care of fanatical Nazis..."

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Thanks Mark and Phil C! "The Nazis may have taken it to murderous extremes, but eugenics existed long before Hitler's 1933 rise to power. A new exhibition in Dresden...looks at the pseudo-scientific foundations of racism."

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