Capitalism and the Eugenics Movement

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015
With Don Lash

Eugenics can be described as "scientific racism" and the outer edge of disability oppression in U.S. history. This talk explores eugenics' origins in industrial capitalism, imperialism and institutional racism and examines the reasons for its continued existence even after its original basis in heredity have been discredited. This talk also looks at the elements in the left that promoted eugenics.

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