Eugenic sterilization NOW

courtesy of Miroslava Chavez-Garcia and from The Modesto Bee:

Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval

Published: July 7, 2013 Updated 8 hours ago

Monkee Armada on American Eugenics

During the summer, Monkee Armada put up a couple of posts on the “secret history” of American eugenics. While most of this is not exactly secret, there are some interesting details, especially about North Carolina. You can see part 1 here and part 2 (with it’s NC focus) right here.

One of the things that Monkee Armada focuses on are the demographics of eugenic sterilization in North Carolina, especially those of sex and race.  For example, 6/7 sterilizations were of women, and the proportion of those sterilized class as Black shifted from 23% in the 1930s and 40s to high 50s – low 60s during the 1960s.  But I’m curious as to whether the shift in racial sterilization rates was, seemingly like shifts in the sterilization rates of women (which approximated 100% during the 1960s) a function simply of sterilizing fewer members Continue reading