eugenicist


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eu·gen·i·cist

 (yo͞o-jĕn′ĭ-sĭst) also eu·gen·ist (yo͞o′jə-nĭst)
n.
An advocate of or a specialist in eugenics.
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Not to be outdone, Albert Edward Wiggam, a nationally known eugenicist, handed down "Wiggam's Ten Commandments.
In the fall of 1921 at the Second International Congress of Eugenics, upon the suggestion of Scandinavian eugenicist, Jon Alfred Mjoen, Yale economist, Irving Fisher called for the formation of a national eugenics organization for the United States.
A belief in biological causation, however, is not eugenicist per se.
In opposition to Charles Davenport, an ardent eugenicist who invoked genetics to define racial inferiority, Boas and others presented culture as fluid and altered perspectives on it, race and progress.
This implicitly eugenicist view seemed to leave as an open question what would happen if the Labor Department, say, did a report indicating that we do have a few million to waste after all.
2) The social institution of the family featured centrally in both eugenicist interpretations of British society and evacuation literature, and it is through the lens of the family that the connections between eugenic classification, the role of environment, and social responsibility, that the influence of the eugenics discourse on evacuation writings can be seen.
Similarly while Schlesinger praises Sanger's influential and often admirable work in promoting birth control access, she also connects it with Sanger's eugenicist conviction that the "wrong" sorts of women--read: poor women and intellectually disabled women--shouldn't be reproducing.
Of course not a syllable about Sanger's eugenicist instincts or that Sanger saw PPFA's organizational purpose as "nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who would become defective.
Spencer, meanwhile, is usually seen as the primary promulgator of "social Darwinism," which became the handmaiden of both unfettered capitalism and what from today's perspective appear as thoroughly distasteful eugenicist theories.
Macekura notes that Julian Huxley, a British biologist, eugenicist, and founder of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Russell Train, a US Tax Court judge and founder of the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation (AWLF), and Maurice Strong, a Canadian oil and gas executive and chairman of the UN Rio Earth Summit, all found East Africa (its flora and fauna, big game hunting, sightseeing, and bird watching) enthralling as young men.
Margaret Sanger, better known today for her commitment to improving the lives of women through birth control, was another ardent and influential eugenicist.
Grant parlayed his rising influence as a eugenicist into a series of punitive measures aimed at "inferior races and classes.