Saturday, June 10, 2006

Eugenics bill is back on the table

It should be the other way around. These people should have to compensate North Carolina taxpayers for all the money that has been sucked out of our productive economy for years that is simply pissed away on social services.

Full Story Here

Janell Ross, Staff Writer

RALEIGH - In 1968, Rep. John Conyers introduced a bill calling for recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with a federal holiday. Fifteen years later, it became law.

Now, a North Carolina legislator thinks he might be facing the same sort of long-term fight -- this time to compensate the victims of North Carolina's eugenic sterilization program.

"I'm going to be just like [U.S. Rep.] John Conyers," Rep. Larry Womble said Friday. "He kept filing that bill, year after year. And as you and everybody else ought to know, eventually it passed."

Womble reintroduced a bill May 18 calling for the state to compensate people sterilized under a state program that aimed to cleanse the gene pool of disabilities and certain diseases. The idea, once widely accepted, was known as eugenics. North Carolina maintained an active program from about 1929 to 1974, long after other states had slowed or shut down their programs.

North Carolina's program led to the sterilization of at least 7,600 people. According to Womble's bill, 99 percent of those sterilized were women and 60 percent were black. State Eugenics Board records indicate that more than 80 percent of those sterilized were women and most who were sterilized were recipients of some form of public assistance, according to a researcher who has analyzed the records. . . .

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Phora

It's one of the best race relations discussion forums around. I have been spending most of my time posting there lately.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Racialist Blogosphere

This is an idea that I have been mulling over for several months now. I am not sure if I myself would run an explicitly racialist blog but it is entirely conceivable that others could do so. After experimenting with messageboards for several years now, I am considering trying something new. This format is beginning to have more appeal to me anyway.

Monday, July 19, 2004

SA to be Showcased in Germany

Looks like the Germans have sunk to a new low, nothing surprising there.