The Kite Report - the Kallikak Family

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  1. MikeBickerson

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    ADHDing my way through Google tonight, and found the full text of the Kite Report. This was part of the fraudulently done study by the Vineland Training School on the piney "Kallikak Family" in the early 1900s. It branded all pineys as degenerates, and was brought to fame in Henry Goddard's The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness published in 1912 that became a cornerstone of the eugenics movement.

    Anyway, it was interesting, so I thought I'd share.

    http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/dhm/lib/detail.html?id=2181&&page=1
     
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    I love the opening statement, "Today morons...."
    Being deemed a moron isn't so bad, considering that a moron has the higher level of intelligence when compared to an imbecile or idiot.

    I always found it interesting that all three of those terms have IQ values associated with them.
    My mother and several teachers would often call me an imbecile when I behaved badly. My father was more apt to call me a moron. Thankfully, they never deemed me an idiot.

    And who can forget the A.A.M. Local 6-7/8 ?
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    Now I know what to call you the next time I see you :D
     
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