pictures 1920s propaganda and legislature the Eugenics Archive tells the

Pictures 1920s propaganda and legislature the

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pictures, 1920’s propaganda, and legislature, the Eugenics Archive tells the deplorable story of the Eugenics movement in America that led to the involuntary sterilization of 3000 individuals. In an effort to create an ideal, white America, scientists inspired by the work Francis Galton convinced law- makers, clergy, and the general public that Darwinism must be helped along through weeding out undesirable traits, such as neural and racial diversity. Reading about the eugenics movement, pioneered by Galton, and systematically applied by Charles Davenport was a painful experience (Dudley & Gale, 2002). Hearing the term “feeble-mindedness” over and over brought me to tears (Dudley & Gale, 2009). My oldest daughter Evelyn (14) is a kind and thoughtful beauty. She loves theater and possesses natural musical talent, performing in several local productions at an elite children’s theater in Spokane. When Evelyn was 3 she was formally diagnosed with Autism. Her autism severely limits her ability to communicate like her
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typically functioning peers. Thankfully, Evelyn lives in 2020 and not in 1920. Similarly, imagining the mass murder of children in Nazi Germany that were considered to be undesirable made me feel ill (Dudley & Gale, 2002). Dudley & Gale (2002) recount the systematic and efficient medical murder of Germany’s disabled and undesirable children. They point out that psychiatrists aided in the euthanasia of 200,000 people (Dudley & Gale, 2002). Influenced by America’s eugenic
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