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eu·gen·ic

(yū-jen'ik),
Relating to eugenics.

eu·gen·ic

(yū-jen'ik)
Relating to eugenics.
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More importantly, black women (or women of color) in America were unduly affected by the various eugenics programs.
As I discussed earlier, Lovecraft believed that the Teutonic race represented the eugenic ideal, the desired end of human evolution.
Sanger, who believed an astonishing array of ethnic groups to be "sub-human", sent Hitler a book of her love poems to encourage him in his own eugenic efforts.
Twenty-first-century reproductive technologies, and the controversies surrounding the potential to make genetic selections based on in utero or in vitro screenings, demonstrate not so much a new raft of eugenic thinking as a continuity with prevailing strands of eugenic thinking.
Clearly it was never the aim of the authors to practise eugenics.
Professor Leroi said that in some ways eugenics are already here, with tens of thousands of unborn babies with Down's syndrome and other illnesses being aborted every year.
Even today, while eugenics is a concept shunned in Germany, Israel continues to be a leader in eugenic practices .
Invented in 1833, by the English scientist, Francis Gallon, the mission of the eugenics movement was to create an "Aryan master race" which would rule over "savage" African and other non-white races.
Although most of those in the emerging social work profession held the eugenics movement at arm's length, agreeing with certain of its aims but refusing to join eugenic organizations or make it an important aspect of their work, social reform publications such as the Survey (Davenport, 1912; Davis, 1912; Kite, 1912) frequently published articles touting the movement.
Eugenic laws and policies are a particularly tragic chapter in the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities.
The only security against the mass killing of the sick, disabled and elderly are laws which are based, not on eugenic ideas of which lives are worthy of continuance, but on the inestimable value of human life.