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New York Times best-selling human rights author visits MCC

New York Times bestselling human rights author Edwin Black was at Mott Community College Wednesday educating people about American eugenics. (Photo: Sarah Tadajewski/WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - New York Times bestselling human rights author Edwin Black was at Mott Community College Wednesday.

Black was educating people about American eugenics.

Eugenics is the science of improving the human population by controlled breeding.

Black talked about its use by the Nazis at Auschwitz.

Battle Creek is where pre-Nazi race science got its boost.

"I'm trying to make it real to them. To show them that this happened. Not only to people far away in a distant decade 70 years ago but because of things in this state right now and that they can look at me and they can look at other children of survivors and realize that my parents were fighters," said Black.

If you missed Wednesday's lecture, you can join Black Thursday as he focuses on 'From Libel to Label' at the congregation Beth Israel on Calkins Road in Flint.

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