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Unformatted text preview: Stephanie Campos, Jennifer Liu, Esther Na, Katherine Tan, Ryo Wakabayashi Professor Robinson Gaby Tuesday, 1-2 PM ETHSTD 21AC February 10, 2008 Reading Assignment: Week 4 In “A Better Breed of American,” Sally Patel reviews Harry Brunius’ The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America’s Quest for Racial Purity , exploring the life of the eugenics movement and the reasons behind the attempted eradication of those dangerous to the social good. The eugenics movement was based off the idea that intelligence is an inherited trait and that in order to ensure social intelligence; the unfit should be prohibited from reproducing. By not allowing these people to reproduce, America would approach the ideal Utopian society in which everyone would be essentially equal in terms of intelligence, ridding society of class and the dangerous population. Patel also goes on to compare the Nazi sterilization practices as well the dangerous population....
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