Troubling Logic Step by Step

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A TROUBLING LOGIC  OF EXCLUSION SOME LIVES ARE  WORTH MORE THAN  OTHERS
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Eugenics Movement Eugenics Movement New Scientific Paradigm -- Survival of the Fittest Malthus -- 1798 Darwin -- 1830s through 1870s Spencer -- 1880s Galton -- 1860s through 1900s Population Can Degenerate or Improve This Improvement or Degeneration Can be Influenced It is Our Duty to Maximize Improvement and Minimize  Degeneration
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Eugenics: Core Principles Collective Good is Paramount Traits are Inherited Some lives are more worthy of support and protection than  others Policies Positive Eugenics Negative Eugenics
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Eugenics: Some People are Parasites Eugenics Movement Establishes Foothold in U.S. -- Cold Spring Harbor Economic Depression Meant Strained Resources Differential Birth Rates Were Documented Social Policies Worked Against Survival of the Fittest and Produced Degeneration of Society
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Step by Step: “Negative” Eugenics Takes Hold in U.S. Loosely Connected National Network of Organizations Eugenics Record Office - Cold Spring Harbor, NY American Breeders Association - Missouri Race Betterment Foundation - Michigan Human Betterment Foundation - California
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Step by Step: “Negative” Eugenics Takes Hold in U.S. Guided by a Relatively Small Number of Loosely Connected Leaders Charles Davenport Biologist Harry Laughlin Worked for charles davenport Author of the Law that were implemented in Virginia and affirmed by Supreme Court that lead to rapid spread of sterilization. Taken by Nazis into their sterilization process. David Starr Jordan Oscar McCulloch Referred in Biblical condition in helping the poor – meant dragging society down Henry Goddard IQ test – made a cutoff for the feeble mindedness Madison Grant Wrote a book …. Used by Hitler for political ideas
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Step by Step: “Negative” Eugenics Takes Hold in U.S. Family Pedigree Studies Jukes Kallikaks Tribe is Ishmael -- Read Intelligence Tests Simon Benet Stanford Benet
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Step by Step: “Negative” Eugenics Takes Hold in U.S. Inherited “Defective” Traits to Look for Feeble Minded Morons Imbeciles Idiots Epileptics Criminals Rapists Pauperism Being poor
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Step by Step: “Negative” Eugenics Takes Hold in U.S. Policy Committee Established at Cold Spring Harbor Committee to “Study and to Report on the Best Practical Means of Cutting Off the Defective Germ-Plasm in the American Population” Chaired by Harry Laughlin Purpose: Explore questions related to “human  improvement by a better selection of marriage mates and  the control of the reproduction of the defective classes.” Report issued  February, 1914.  Decade before 1924 law that approved Buck V Bell.
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