Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina forcibly sterilized about 7,600 people whom the state deemed “feeble-minded” or otherwise undesirable. Many were poor black women.
An effort to give each surviving victim of the eugenics program $50,000 fell short Wednesday when it failed to get consideration in the N.C. Senate after passing the House. The $10 million allocation is not in the final budget.
Tell Gov. Perdue to veto any budget that doesn’t include money for eugenics victims.
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