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Eugenics on the Farm

David Starr Jordan, the first president of Stanford University, was one of the most prominent eugenicists of the early twentieth century. In the name of eugenic progress, Jordan promoted the sterilization of unwanted populations, led and founded eugenic advocacy groups, and fought against the immigration of “inferior” populations to the United States.

Repeated incidents of anti-Asian rhetoric provoke University response

Stanford students who appear to be of Asian descent have been targeted by an individual in a slew of racially charged remarks around White Plaza. Such incidents, which students have reported have been ongoing since Autumn 2018, have included at least one middle-aged man yelling racial epithets, both on foot and on bike, and using slurs aimed at Asian and Asian-American students.