Anxieties about " race suicide " also framed opposition to birth control.
Almost instantly, the country started worrying about " race suicide ."
"Race suicide " _ a shorthand way of saying that immigrant women were having lots of babies while Anglo-Saxons were failing to reproduce themselves _ was the talk of the nation.
Grant argued the Nordic race had been responsible for most of humanity's great achievements, and admixture was " race suicide " and unless eugenic policies were enacted, the Nordic race would be supplanted by inferior races.
The dominance of whites in the movement's leadership and medical staff resulted in accusations of racism from blacks and suspicions that " race suicide " would be a consequence of large scale adoption of birth control.
A century ago Theodore Roosevelt thundered against Anglo-Saxon race suicide, while Depression-era fertility declines led to books such as " The Twilight of Parenthood : A Biological Study of the Decline of Population Growth " ( 1934 ) by the socialist feminist Enid Charles.
According to Grant, Nordics were in a dire state in the modern world, where their abandonment of cultural values rooted in religious or superstitious proto-racialism, they were close to committing " race suicide " by miscegenation and being outbred by inferior stock, which was taking advantage of the transition.
According to Grant, Nordics were in a dire state in the modern world, where, because of their abandonment of cultural values rooted in religious or superstitious proto-racialism, they were close to committing " race suicide " by miscegenation and by being outbred by inferior stock taking advantage of the situattion.
In the mid-1920s, independently of the American school, the poet Leo Chiozza Money published " The Peril of the White ", saying that " The whites of Europe and elsewhere are set upon race suicide and internecine war . " Is it surprising that Fitzgerald allows the ridiculous Buchanan to voice such views?
The councilman then amended his proposal to instead simply set a higher license fee on landlords who bar children, an exclusionary practice, he said, that placed " a premium on race suicide, and I'm going to fight it . " The council approved the ordinance, but the city attorney again ruled the idea to be unconstitutional.