Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Teddy Roosevelt On The Resonsibility To Protect Civilized Blood

 "I agree with you . . . that society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind . . . Some day we will realize that the prime duty, the inescapable duty, of the good citizen of the right type, is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world; and that we have no business to permit the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong type."

----Theodore Roosevelt to eugenicist Charles B. Davenport, January 3, 1913

(Quoted in Edwin Black, "War Against The Weak - Eugenics And America's Campaign To Create A Master Race," p. 99)

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