Lecture on American Eugenics

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Amani Nephew/Contributing Writer 

The School of International and Public Affairs will be hosting a lecture today at 2 p.m. at GC 243 by the world-renowned investigative journalist and author Edwin Black. The lecture is a part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, partnering with both FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs and the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

Black has countless articles, non-fiction, nominations and awards under his belt including several American Jewish Press Association Rockower awards for both books and investigative articles and a Folio Awards and Rockower Award for Best Book of the Year. His nominations span from National Book Awards and the coveted Pulitzer Prize for several of his novels.

This lecture will be focused on Black’s 2012 novel “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create A Master Race.” Daniel Kevles of the New York Times calls it “Chilling in its exposure of the shameless racism, class prejudice and cruelties of eugenic attitudes and practices in the United States,” and Adrienne Miller from Esquire Magazine says “Edwin Black is a dangerous man. He tells us things we don’t want to hear. His groundbreaking new book, ‘War Against the Weak…’ is a scary and necessary book.”

This novel requires a lot of attention and Black is ready to dish out his opinions, in-depth thoughts and any side comments he may have towards this novel, but your questions and comments are most definitely welcome and encouraged at this lecture.

All are welcome to come out to this event and are encouraged to RSVP through (305) 348-7266.


1 Comment on "Lecture on American Eugenics"

  1. He probably blew your mind because it is not a “novel,” as you repeated throughout. It is real history in all its shame.

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