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Page 2 of Article: 10 of the Worst Abuses of the Psychiatric and Psychological Professions in American History | OpEdNews: Boarding schools or "residential schools" were established by the United States and Canadian governments in the 19th century and functioned up until 1980 for the purpose of destroying indigenous culture (see Roland Chrisjohn's Circle Game [12] and Ward Churchill's Kill the Indian, Save the Man [13]). In these schools, draconian behavioral-modification "treatments" were utilized.

Dissident psychologist David Walker details [14] American psychologists' use of pseudoscientific psychometrics (including IQ testing) to attempt to establish the inferiority of indigenous Americans so as to justify eugenic solutions such as sterilization--another form of genocide. Says Walker, "It's been a difficult realization to encounter my own profession's complicity in this history, but I try to respond by bearing witness."


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