Eugenics, Anti-Immigration Laws Of The Past Still Resonate Today, Journalist Says- Fresh Air Wed 5/8

May 8, 2019

On the next Fresh Air – how the junk science of eugenics and anti-immigration sentiment merged in 1924 in a restrictive law that kept out Jews, Italians, and Eastern Europeans.   A Nazi Handbook cited this law as a model for Germany.  Terry talks with DANIEL OKRENT, whose new book describes how the scientific racism movement shaped American immigration law.  

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