Eugenics – “Eugenics is the self direction of human evolution” Basically it is stopping people who were ‘claimed’ to be ‘feeble minded’ having them be forced to undergo sterilization, so that the Master Race could be maintained. It was not only California, (27 states) but it has just been revealed that California will not compensate the victims of this most terrible tragedy, in the states history.
Governor Beverly Perdue established the five-member ‘Governor’s Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of North Carolina’s Eugenics Board’ on March 8, 2011with Executive Order No. 83. North Carolina’s Governor actually came forward and acknowledged the wrongdoing to victims in the early 1900’s and have since offered reparations to the still remaining people of both sexes who had applied. Each one received a settlement of $50,000 from the State of North Carolina.
It even went as far as the Nazi’s, asked California about their program and requested this book, by Edwin Black (right) and literature so Hitler could do the same thing in his regime. The state agreed, and sent the information to Hitler so he could start a program of his own. The procedure was initiated by 27 states in the USA in 1907, and has since been repealed. But the fact it was even considered at anytime is nauseating.
Here’s an excerpt from Edwin Black’s book …
Mr. Black is the author of IBM and the Holocaust and the just released War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, from which the following article is drawn.
Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called “Master Race.”
But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn’t originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement’s campaign for ethnic cleansing.
Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed “unfit,” preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in “colonies,” and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries.