Eugenicism

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