An editorial in the Asheville [NC] Citizen-Times says it’s time for North Carolina to compensate victims of a historic state-sponsored eugenics programs. The program sterilized some 7,600 people with disabilities and others who were deemed “unfit” to reproduce.
A push to compensate eugenics victims began earlier this decade, and a bill in the N.C. House calls for giving them $20,000 each. The bill total is $18.6 million, and it’s considered dead on arrival this session, given the state’s financial woes.
… The state can’t excuse away compensation for those it deemed unfit to have a chance to reproduce.
Before all the victims pass away, such compensation needs to be put on a fast track.
Earlier posts here.