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No Money for Eugenics Victims in NC Budget Deal

June 20th, 2012
By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. June 20, 2012 (AP)

Victims of a decades-old forced sterilization program in North Carolina will have to wait on compensation because legislators did not include any money for them in a state budget deal, in part because Republican leaders could not agree on how to respond to the victims.

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A History of Weaponized Language

March 27th, 2012

During their conquest of the Indus civilization, the avant-garde of the invading Aryan army included priests tasked with reciting, with ultimate fidelity, the “magic words” of the Vedic texts. These incantations, or mantras, if pronounced with slavish precision, were believed to aid in the victory of the advancing forces. While the effectiveness of the magic words is certainly open to debate, the victory of the Aryans, who would go on to rule the Indus valley, is not.*

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More than 100 victims of N.C.’s former eugenics program verified by state

March 19th, 2012

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation today announced an increase in the number of verified victims sterilized by the state’s former Eugenics Board program.  More than 100 people have been matched to state program records and the Foundation is encouraging more people to come forward.

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California’s dark legacy of forced sterilizations

March 15th, 2012

(CNN) — Sixty-seven years ago, 14-year-old Charlie Follett was living in California’s Sonoma State Home. As he did most days, Follett sat in a field, singing popular songs to himself, enjoying the sunshine and the solitude.

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Author Will Address State-Sponsored Eugenics Aug. 30 at Duke

August 30th, 2011

DURHAM, NC - Edwin Black, author of “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” will speak at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University.

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Scholar, author to speak about American eugenics

August 30th, 2011

Edwin Black wants you to know the truth about American eugenics.

In the early twentieth century, over 60,000 U.S. residents were sterilized in state institutions. The sterilizations were coercive and took place for an array of reasons. Some were sterilized because of their criminal activities, others because of low intelligence, still others because of perceived promiscuity.

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N.C. eugenics victims running out of time.

August 30th, 2011

About two months ago, two veteran Charlotte Observer reporters set out to find Mecklenburg County victims of North Carolina’s eugenics program. State records show 485 people from Mecklenburg were sterilized in the program, which was most active from 1946 to 1968, so our reporters built a database, chased leads and, as of Friday, have been able to confirm none of those victims.

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Is an Apology Enough for Genocide?

August 30th, 2011

By Edwin Black

Everyone knows that Nazi Germany designated Jews and others for mass murder. Some know that Hitler’s racial ideas were inspired by the early twentieth-century pseudo-scientific American eugenic concepts he studied and adopted.  But few are aware that long before Jews and blacks were targeted by eugenicists, white Virginian Appalachians with dark hair were chosen for extinction.

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Eugenics victims sought in Asheville

August 30th, 2011

ASHEVILLE — Victims of forced sterilization in Buncombe County have yet to come forward for potential compensation despite the county’s place as a top contributor to North Carolina’s eugenics program.

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Is forced sterilization ever OK?

February 18th, 2011

Is it appropriate to involuntarily sterilize a mentally disabled person? That’s the question a British judge is mulling in the case of a 21-year-old, referred to as “P” in court documents, who is legally considered incapable of consenting to the procedure. She already has one child and another one is on the way. The woman’s mother has asked the court for permission to have “P” sterilized to prevent future pregnancies — she’s the one who has to take care of these children, after all, and she can’t afford to take on a third.

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