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Adj.1.cacogenic - pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
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That is, under the eugenic gaze, the cacogenic family blocks biological and intellectual "progress" while simultaneously threatening to taint the purity of racial and economic categories.
The impoverished community of Sawley, Florida, closely resembles descriptions of white trash populations found in eugenic reports, right down to the "the haunts of the cacogenic [which] become outer manifestations of their inner decay" (Rafter, "Introduction" 27).