Thursday, February 22, 2007

Contemporary Eugenics

Eugenics ideology is still prevalent throughout psychologists' utterances and writings. American psychologist Richard Herrnstein's 1994 book The Bell Curve, labeled African Americans and Hispanics "genetically disabled", claiming that they were intellectually inferior due to heredity and asserted that neither education nor training could change this. He also advocated selective breeding to prevent human "residue" from being born.

Today, racism still exists in all walks of life. This can be changed by throwing out the idea that individuals of a race, color or creed that is not your own is somehow a lesser human being than yourself, and by making sure we judge people by what they do and not their skin color or religion.

There's a ton more information about psychiatry at and there's a DVD you can buy on the website. Also the Psychiatry, An Industry of Death Museum and the traveling Psychiatry, An Industry of Death exhibits.

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