eugenics

Shockley’s racism terrible

While I agree with Walter Drysdale that our Recreation District ought to accept the park from the Shockley family, (Reader Input, Oct. 1), I am appalled by his logic. Shockley’s ...

Accept gift of Shockley land

No one needs to apologize for a brilliant man who greatly helped this country and society. To question his beliefs regarding eugenics is political, non-productive and arrogant. Au ...

What’s your eugenics IQ?

Interesting that the NAACP is now aboard in the Shockley Park debate (Journal, Sept. 13). I wonder if they, and the other folks that are fighting “the tip of the iceberg” on th ...

Dedicate park to eugenics victims?

Land in Auburn that has become a battleground over the racist beliefs of a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist could also become a monument to those who suffered or died because of those ...

No need to honor Shockley

Many letters and articles printed in the Auburn Journal have brought forth the discussion about the land and name of William B, Shockley for a park that was accepted by the Auburn ...

ACLU opposes Shockley park

The idea of naming a 28-acre parcel of publicly owned Auburn parkland after eugenics proponent and Nobel Prize winner William Shockley is getting some high-profile opposition. The ...

Just name them Shockley

I cannot see any reason to change the name of the park, and especially not change the name of Shockley Road, Shockley Court and Shockley Woods Court. Most people were not even awa ...

Our View: Public review of William Shockley park bequest a must

The Auburn Recreation District must stick to its own policies and procedures and have an open public airing on whether to name 28 acres of parkland as a memorial to controversial N ...

Media Life:Auburn park’s Nobel Prize-winning donor has dark side

No doubt about it. William Shockley was one of the smartest humans on the planet. He was the co-winner of a Nobel Prize in 1956 for his groundbreaking work on transistors and Time ...