"1 The fund's mission is to promote eugenics, a philosophy that maintains that "genetically unfit" individuals or races are a threat to society. Murray himself doesn't think that the research they relied on was acceptable. "Some of the things we read to do this work, we literally hide when we're on planes and trains," Murray told the New York Times Magazine. 2 But The Bell Curve cites, as its primary sources for this assertion, R. Travis Osborne, Frank C.J. McGurk, and Audrey ShueyL; all are recipients of Pioneer grants. Osborne, who has received almost 400,000 from Pioneer, used his "research" into black genetic inferiority to argue for the complete restoration of school segregation.
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