Eugenics Movement In Canada

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Humans have a need to categorize the world around them. We like things to be labeled and orderly. Dividing humans up into races probably started innocently enough. Basing the races on geographic location and observable, objective traits like skin colour and facial features isn’t inherently bad, but becomes problematic when one group decides they are superior and begins attributing negative characteristics to other races. The Europeans did exactly that when they needed reasons to justify their colonization and enslavement of other people. The unfortunate consequences of this is that these characteristics started to become accepted as fact, which gave not just those in positions of power, but regular people, justification to treat others poorly. …show more content…

I was actually not aware that there had been such a movement in Canada, let alone North

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