dysgenic


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dys·gen·ic

(dis-jen'ik),
Applying to factors that have a detrimental effect on hereditary qualities, physical or mental.

dysgenic

Genetics Tending to promote survival or reproduction of less well-adapted individuals especially at the expense of well-adapted individuals of a population. See Adaptation, Population, Reproduction, Survival.

dys·gen·ic

(dis-jen'ik)
Applying to factors that have a detrimental effect on hereditary qualities, physical or mental.

dysgenic

of, or relating to a deleterious genetic change. See also TURNER'S SYNDROME.

dysgenic

genetically harmful.
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For the Eugenics Society this was crucial: it repeatedly emphasised that family allowances should be established through "graded equalisation pools' and other systems calculated to have a eugenic effect" and it regarded as "wholly dysgenic the provision of allowances through flat-rate payment by the State" (Solway, 1990: 295-6).
The Eugenics Society's literature often framed arguments for birth control more as a means of relieving poverty than as a preventative to dysgenic breeding ('Eugenic Society's 'Memorandum for members of the Parliamentary Group on Birth Control").
However, in regard to what he perceived to be the `curable' and `incurable' dysgenic influence on Australian society he showed remarkably consistent purpose during a period ranging from 1909 until 1947.
Sutton's `hard' eugenics assumptions in regard to what he perceived to be the incurable dysgenic influence on Australia's race culture, varied little over the next thirty years.
As Matt Wray and Annalee Newitz point out in White Trash: Race and Class in America, historically and sociologically, "white trash" has functioned as a "classist slur" and a "racial epithet that marks out certain whites as a breed apart, a dysgenic race unto themselves" (2).
This would mean reconstructing all human associations and institutions to accommodate people whose sense of identity is defined by a dysgenic, self-destructive vice.
As Chinese power increases due to ethnic cohesion and high intelligence, coinciding declines in human capital are forecast in Western countries due to the dysgenic trends and non-replacement birth rates of European majorities.
He describes eugenics as the vision of human betterment and the Holocaust correctly as a dysgenic event, of the kind that has often occurred when populations revolt against their fate by punishing a successful minority, as happened in the French Revolution (les aristocrates a la lanterne), and more recently in China and Cambodia.