Otherwise I agree w/ Kruse, a real historian
So far so good for LBJ.
Otherwise, I agree w/ Kruse, a real historian.
“’Eugenics’ was first defined by Sir Francis Galton in his ‘Human Faculty’ in 1884, and was subsequently developed into a science and into an educational effort. Galton’s ideal was the rational breeding of human beings. ..
Her problems were with ineffective methods, not the program itself.
“It encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; ...
Further, her proposals to Woodrow Wilson (published in 1932) read like a white supremacist dream, hatched by neo-nazis, the alt-right, or Richard Spencer himself.
“b. to increase the population slowly by keeping the birth rate at its present level of fifteen per thousand, decreasing the death rate below its present mark of 11 per thousand
g. to apportion farm lands and homesteads for these segregated persons where they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives. ...
The second step would be to take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; ...
Here, I think I only agree with Kruse, a real historian, on the spurious nature of the quote.