Investigation, Compensation for Victims of Recent Sterilization Programs

In North Carolina and California, victims of coerced and forced sterilization are demanding compensation. In the early 20th century, both states passed eugenics-based sterilization laws that explicitly aimed to prevent people with mental or physical disabilities from having children. In practice, … Continued

Eugenics in the Pop Culture Imagination

For the most part, the summer blockbuster movie season is about diversion, getting out and enjoying some computer-generated explosions, surround-sound and comfortingly familiar story arcs. What we don’t expect is to get a keenly delivered run-down of twentieth century American … Continued