Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tea Party Ethos: Eugenics, WASPs & You

Good Mother Jones note about what's up in The Tea Party Nation. I’d like to direct everyone to a chapter in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream, “Two Men and a Bargain”.

It’s bad enough that white people fall for this hateful ideology and its social processes. That we have citizens who respect people who talk about the extinction of the white race is sad. But eugenics has a more nefarious purpose: to encourage racial anxiety within poor white communities. In Smith’s book a bargain is struck between “Mr Rich White” and “Mr Poor White”. See a very good description of the book and its arguments here: .

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