The world has mixed races and thus the notion of racial purity
, I dare argue, is almost inexistent.
National Socialist and author of Germany's eugenics laws Ernst Rudin's call for "racial purity
" was published in Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review.
Lest we forget, Eleos offers an examination that is at once an inspection of Jewish/German relationships, issues of racial purity
and survival mechanisms, moral failures leading to tragedy, and the psyches of those who both survived and instigated atrocities.
Key issues are the place of sterilization in the child welfare system, the role of institutions in the process of securing sterilizations, and the construction of the concept of the "feeble-minded." Ladd-Taylor argues that fears of racial purity
were secondary to fiscal concerns and the state's administrative structure: "When eugenic sterilization is examined from a social welfare perspective, it appears less like a deliberate plan for genetic improvement than a mundane and all-too-modern tale of fiscal politics, troubled families, and deeply felt cultural attitudes about disability, welfare dependency, sexuality, and gender" (2).
They ring with distant but unmistakable echoes of the nightmarish events of the 1930s and 1940s: the racial purity
laws, the economic indignities, the despairing suicides, the liquidation of the disabled, the digging up of Jewish graves in cemeteries, the deportations, the ghettos, the shootings in batch after batch, the pits of corpses, the emptied orphanages, the terrified walk to the gas chamber.
Another common narrative of white supremacy is the notion of white racial purity
(Bush, 2009; Coleman, 2007; Dorr, 2004; Smith, 2002) which is founded on the idea that "the white race would be diluted, polluted, and dumbed down" (Foster, 2013, p.
But Netanyahu also insisted that in its purveyors' deadly pursuit of racial purity
, the Inquisition was a precursor to the Holocaust.
Much of its attention is focused on the Nazi legal system, which regarded accused criminals as guilty if they were deemed unfit members of the Aryan bloodline and decided they deserved to die in the name of racial purity
. The Holocaust in part arose from the same racism; Jewish populations were regarded as subhuman and compared to bacteria by a government that considered their extermination essential.
With the eugenics movement gaining popularity and the Roman Catholic Church--a foreign entity--accused of attempting to silence public debate about birth control, visions of racial purity
, lower-class population control, and preserving First Amendment rights drove Protestant support for Sanger as much as concern for the sanctity of the marriage bed.
When Canadian doctorate student Lacey Willmott agreed to take a customer survey for bonus airline miles, she did not expect to be grilled about her thoughts on racial purity
. However, the Canadian loyalty program, Aeroplan, included controversial survey questions about immigration, gender roles in society and same-sex marriage, (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/aeroplan-survey-crop-immigration-1.4599686?cmp=rss) CBC reported.
(2016), they are derisive about fantasies of racial purity
, black or white.