The wrongs of the eugenics movement, James Watson
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson discusses the failure of eugenics to identify genetic differences between people they considered "fit" and "unfit." Here he talks about the families labeled as genetically unfit could just have easily been called victims of fate and poverty. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Epilogue > Victims of awful fate)
There wasn't much good about the eugenics movement, they really couldn't identify good families, and there's, calling people genetically unfit was generally, without reason, or it wasn't clear that these families were alcoholic or thieves because of genes. You could have very easily said, they were just the victims of awful fate, you lose your job or you know, what do you do, you can't support your family or your family breaks apart because of poverty.
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James Watson talks about The promotion of the American Eugenics movement by prominent Americans.
James Watson talks about the relationship between science and the eugenics movement.
James Watson talks about The American eugenics movement and bad science
Irving Fisher, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Alexander Graham Bell at board meeting of the Eugenics Record Office, 1915.
James Watson how science was misused to support eugenics.
Eugenicists were concerned about the hundreds of thousands of southern and eastern Europeans who were entering the country each year through the U.S. immigration facility at Ellis Island,
11726. "Eugenicists Hail Their Progress as Indicating Era of Supermen," New York Herald Tribune (1932), review of Third International Eugenics Congress
"Eugenicists Hail Their Progress as Indicating Era of Supermen," New York Herald Tribune (1932), review of Third International Eugenics Congress
Eugenics Research Association 16th Annual Meeting (2)
Types of aliens awaiting admission at Ellis Island station. Source: National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument.
11133. "Europe as an emigrant-exporting continent," Harry H. Laughlin testimony before the House Committee, including Immigration Restriction Act (14)
"Europe as an emigrant-exporting continent," Harry H. Laughlin testimony before the House Committee, including Immigration Restriction Act (14)