The KKK and Eugenics

Go to this link. Take notes on the “mobilizing passions of fascism”. What did the Klan have in common with the rising fascist governments in Europe in terms of its worldview and aims?

Remember that groups like this sharply delimit who count as “us”– the chosen group, but one which also under siege and persecution– and who are “them”– the other, the “alien” living among and threatening “us.” Note exactly how the Klan defines “them.”

http://www1.assumption.edu/ahc/1920s/eugenics/klan.html

 

Then read this link on the eugenics mvement, which also reached its peak in the 1920s: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dh23eu.html

What are your responses to these two articles? Was this science or pseudo-science masquerading as science?

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