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In Their Own Words: Racism, Anti-Semitism, Eugenics, Social Darwinism...

Read the words of prominent race scientists — supporting racism, anti-Semitism, eugenics, social Darwinism, and more.

"The mention of eugenics frequently evokes in uneducated people the response, 'Oh, that's what Hitler did.' This accident is the major obstacle to the proper understanding of the goals and methods of eugenics. ...

"[Eugenics] favors preventing births of those who would inevitably be miserable and incapable of living a normal happy life. It encourages the birth of those able to look after themselves and others, who invent and enrich the culture, who create jobs and who remain independent and self supporting."

— Raymond B. Cattell
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
The Beyondist (1994)

"[I]n the long run society is faced with a choice between having the population restrained by misery, and having it restrained by conscious restrictions of births. Once the idea of preventing some births is accepted, it will then be natural to discuss the question of which births.

"It is then very likely that decisions will be based at least partially on preventing the births that are most likely to result in what that society regards as low quality citizens."

— Edward M. Miller
University of New Orleans
Recent Explorations in Biology and Politics
JAI Press (1997)

"If a nation with a more advanced, more specialized, or in any way superior set of genes mingles with, instead of exterminating, an inferior tribe, then it commits racial suicide, and destroys the work of thousands of years of biological isolation and natural selection."

— Roger Pearson
Institute for the Study of Man
Eugenics and Race
Noontide Press (1967)

"If the evolutionary process is to bring its benefits, it has to be allowed to operate effectively. This means that incompetent societies have to be allowed to go to the wall.

"This is something we in advanced societies do not at present face up to ... . For instance, the foreign aid which we give to the under-developed world is a mistake, akin to keeping going incompetent species like the dinosaurs ... ."

— Richard Lynn
University of Ulster-Coleraine
Irish Journal of Psychology (1974)

"Nationally one-third of [blacks] are involved with the criminal justice system ... . An estimate for Washington DC (with black control of politics and police) is that 85% will be arrested at some time; at present rates one in 21 of the bros will be murdered ... .

"I am not making this up! The bros know this. It is they ... who are both the perpetrators and the victims. ...

"I fear that the same ideological system [egalitarianism] that first ruined soviet agriculture, then ruined soviet society, then ruined the soviet economy (and the soviet union), is now well along toward ruining American society."

— Glayde Whitney
Florida State University
Internet posting (1995)

"[W]hy are descendants of European populations throughout the world currently experiencing negative growth while allowing extensive immigration ... ? Why also have ideologies been adopted which discourage nationalist and religious sentiments proportional to the degree to which they express concern about such issues?

"Clearly ideologies can arise which have the paradoxical effect of dramatically decreasing fitness."

— J. Philippe Rushton
University of Western Ontario
Mankind Quarterly (1987)

"The intellectually well-endowed races, classes and societies have a responsibility for the problems of race mixture, of immigration and exploitation, that have arisen from their exercise of economic and political power.

"They may hope to escape from these responsibilities by claiming an intellectual and, therefore, moral equality between all races, classes, and societies. But ... this book, step by step, deprive[s] them of the scientific and historical evidence that might support such a comfortable illusion."

— C.D. Darlington
Human Variations: The Biopsychology of Age, Race, and Sex
Academic Press (1978)