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--Leilani Fri Mar 9 20:10:31 2007
Super informative wiritng; keep it up.
--Jazlyn Wed Sep 7 11:54:56 2011
At a celebration to cmemomorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the first eugenic sterilization law in the US, Daniel Kevles gave an address comparing the popularity of eugenics in the early 20th century to the popularity of the enviromental movement today. He didn't mean to make a statement decrying the environmental movement, but wanted to draw attention of the popularity of eugenics among the general public and the movement's impact on shaping public policy. I thought that this comparison was very apt  and always tell my students about it when I am trying to explain the eugenics movement. I think this comparison also helps us think further about the issue of how and when to honor public figures. I guess in my personal judgment the question would be, how much were individuals directly involved in the implementation and execution of policies we decry today. There are, as you point out, very important figures we would be unable to honor if support of eugenics were the reason we found such honor inappropriate. In the US, for instance, Margaret Sanger comes to mind.Important issues and excellent post.
--Yeboah Tue Apr 24 07:19:50 2012

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