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subhuman

(sŭb-hyo͞o′mən)
adj.
1. Below the human race in evolutionary development.
2. Regarded as not being fully human.

sub·hu′man n.
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The Clone Chronicles: Dawn of the Clones" follows Detective Dexter Royac as he stumbles upon a shocking fact to the human race--that the clones, believed by the planet to be subhuman, nothing more than biological automatons, are more human that they could ever believe.
It's abhorrent to think we would allow the creation of life that is subhuman.
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Poverty correlates with producing just enough for elites, but not 'enough and as good' [John Locke, Second Treatise Civil Government, 1685-88] for commoners; stratification where 'the few,' the privileged, and the entitled are always the same, and the masses, the weak, the infirm are deemed 'unfortunates' at best or subhuman at worst; culturally transmitted mores of parasitism and predation.
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Sailing to an ``empty'' island and enslaving its subhuman inhabitants was much on the minds of Shakespeare's contemporaries, and in case there's any doubt about the play's context, costume designer Jennifer Brawn Gittings (this show's true star) dresses the island spirits in woven New World masks.
It also creates the danger that at least some of the torturers will enjoy it, particularly if they have been primed to see the one being tortured as an evil, subhuman creature getting his just deserts.
Their new mission, he proclaimed, was to rid the city of the real-estate discrimination that prevented blacks from getting loans and rental contracts that might move them out of the ghetto, and the racial and regulatory failures that kept Chicago's slums subhuman.
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