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A monument to the abuses of eugenics in the U.S., Paul Lombardo

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Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Vivian died at the age of eight; had she lived longer, that life might have stood as a monument to the abuses of eugenics in the United States. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue > A lost monument)
Transcript:
Vivian Buck died young. Even in her short life she demonstrated the falsity of the eugenical theories that had described her family. Had she lived a bit longer, growing to be an adult, perhaps she would've stood as a monument to the abuses of science that were represented by the eugenics movement. A lost monument. Vivian died at the age of eight; had she lived longer, that life might have stood as a monument to the abuses of eugenics in the United States. Lombardo discusses evidence that clearly shows Carrie was not immoral, and Vivian was not an imbecile.
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eugenics movement,carrie buck,abuses of science,dnai,s paul,falsity,lombardo,interviewee,imbecile,vivian,sterilization,epilogue,feebleminded,adult,united states
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