What the Cuss?

Those CRAZY Confederates! Sterilizing Black Girls As Young as Nine!

Flies have started scoping new real estate around my mouth, which is agape with shock and rage. Smokes coming from my head and ears like a cartoon *cue the steam train whistling*

North Carolina practiced eugenics in the 1960’s. “Eugenics” is just a fancy way of saying, We don’t want your kind ’round these parts.

Okay. Here’s the official answer:

Eugenics was a scientific theory that grew in popularity during the 1920s. Eugenicists believed that poverty, promiscuity and alcoholism were traits that were inherited. To eliminate those society ills and improve society’s gene pool, proponents of the theory argued that those that exhibited the traits should be sterilized. Some of America’s wealthiest citizens of the time were eugenicists including Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Procter and Gamble fortune and James Hanes of the hosiery company. Hanes helped found the Human Betterment League which promoted the cause of eugenicists.

Yep. Just like I said. Just a fancy way of say we don’t wantcha.

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