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Domino14
Domino14

wow omg

thanks Nancy as always

badphairy
badphairy

Well put.

 I think there's also a huge potential for medical/patent abuse of "donated" DNA evidence as well, a la Henrietta Lacks.

Seeta
Seeta moderator

Thanks for this Nancy -- it will be interesting, to say the least, to see how the Supremes rule on this.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

This is essential reading, Nancy.  Thank you.  Eugenics lives.  And lest we forget:  the field of eugenics was first supported by white liberals and progressives.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

@nancy a heitzeg Read that; I found it shocking, even though I am used to bad news.  The sheer scope of the trouble is horrific.  And it plays out in the real lives of real people

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

@KayWhitlockexactly -- "the field of eugenics was first supported by white liberals and progressives."

 and they seem to be at the fore again.. 

 Long past time to stop searching for  personal " causes" of crime an focus instead on structure and most importantly the power of labeling and enforcement that  creates "crime and  "criminals"

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

@nancy a heitzeg @KayWhitlock And few people care, because "those people" are presumptively criminalized, anyhow.  Even if they didn't do the crime they're accused of, they probably did "something" wrong.