HILL, N.C. - Elaine Riddick believes she was sterilized
by order of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina at 13 for being black and poor.
[Riddick is now the Executive Director for the Rebecca Project for Justice
located in Washington DC and Marietta, Georgia].
they wanted to do was get rid of this bad blood, or whatever you want to
call it," Riddick said. "They're calling it pure race, a
cleansing of the races." [We see same subtle overtones of this
mentality with Melinda Gates and HHS' "new eugenic"
population-control policies that use dangerous
like Depo Provera, targeting Blacks, Hispanics and poor women in the United
States and Africa, while concealing and minimizing lethal side effects].
Carolina was one of nearly three dozen states that practiced eugenics.
School of Law Professor Alfred Brophy said the forced sterilization of what
the state called the "feebleminded, epileptic and mentally
diseased" was seen as a public good that would protect the health of
now recognize that was incredibly immoral [similar to injecting and
implanting millions of women with Depo Provera and Norplant without their
consent and knowledge of lethal side effects that include sterilization],
but that's the mindset the people making these decisions had," he
a ruling upholding the constitutionality of forced sterilization in 1927,
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world
if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let
them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are
manifestly unfit from continuing their kind." [Reimert T. Ravenholt
USAID's first director of population-control embraced these same
racist views that have now evolved to become tacit US family planning
policy to use lethal long-term contraceptives, which are aggressively
promoted by Dr. Rajiv Shah of USAID and the Gates Foundation, while
the ruling, most states discontinued the practice after World War II.
"Americans looked at this and said, 'Boy, that looks like something
the Nazis were doing,'" Brophy said.
Carolina, however, was just getting started. The Governor's Task Force to
Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of N.C.'s Eugenics Board
was formed in 2011 to gather testimony about the eugenics program. In part,
it found that more than three quarters of the 7,600 people who were
sterilized during the program were sterilized between 1946 and 1964.
also found that a majority [of sterilized victims] were black females.
[Presently, in the United States, Black females who account for only 11.5
percent of US births are administered over 85% of Depo Provera and other
long-term contraceptives that cause under reported sterility, HIV/AIDS and
breast cancer, which is going to be a subject of Congressional Hearings
Haddix is an attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, "The state
had decided with their eugenics board, this five-person, all-white-male
board, decided who deserved to procreate or not," Elizabeth Haddix, an
attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, said. "And that decision
was unfortunately based on a sort of world view that you needed to be of a
certain class, of a certain race, a certain sophistication in order to be
deserving of this natural human right."
2013, North Carolina made the historic decision to compensate the victims
of its eugenics program, but there's a catch... [to be continued].
of debilitating diseases related to Depo Proveraand other dangerous
long-term contraceptives that cause sterilization should contact Elaine
Riddick to receive
information about Congressional hearings and Attorney Willie Gary's Depo
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