When I first came to class last week and begun watching the movie, I could not help but think of how sad that story was. I thought, "wow, this writer really made up some sad stuff". By the end of the movie, I realized just how naive I had been to think that this was something that was fabricated. As I continued to watch the movie, unable to pull myself away from the story, even staying late just to see the ending I googled to see if this was true. When I found out that it was I way appalled. I could not believe that this was something that had happened and that had continued to happen until the 1970's. As I thought back to the movie, I could not help but remember how the main male lead would constantly comment on how what he was doing for the aboriginal people was for their own good. How is it even possible for someone to think that wanting to wipe out a group of people is okay? This took me back to a class I took last semester when we learned about how the Nazis were practicing eugenics. It seems that situations like this happen and have happened more often than people wound think and are never really presented into mainstream society. I had never even heard of eugenics until I came to college and I never believed that people thought their race was so "superior" that they would essentially breed out different races. This cartoon really reminded me of how ridiculous it is to try to make a "perfect person".
The Rabbit Proof Fence/ Eugenics
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