Think Paper 1

As we discussed in class this week, psychology’s roots began in the eugenics movement (check out powerpoint for chapter 1 for a refresher).  Some things that make you think is the discussion regarding planned Parenthood with Margaret Sanger.  Also surprising to some may be that the republican party was founded to fight slavery and continued to fight racism whereas the democratic party was founded to keep slaves and fought continually for racism as exemplified by democratic president LBJ’s infamous quote: “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

Watch the following video that gives an entertaining history of republicans and democrats and comment on it and the Margaret Sanger video if you need a refresher.  Remember that this is a think paper.  I want to see critical thinking. You are welcome to give your opinion, but I do not care if you agree with the premise of the videos or not.  You will not be graded on whether you agree with my opinion or not. I am not trying to sway opinion, but to present information that is new or contrary and that gets your brain working.

For extra information if you’re interested:

 What you should write about

What does this make you think?

Does anything about it anger you or any other emotion?

Does anything surprise you?

What do you agree or disagree with and why?


1-2 pages, double spaced, 12 font, times new roman, 1/2 inch margins


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