N.C. to Compensate Victims of Sterilization in 20th Century Eugenics Program

North Carolina will become the first state to compensate victims of a mass sterilization program that targeted poor minorities in a 20th century eugenics program, offering a $50,000 a person. In a vote today, the Eugenics Compensation Task Force recommended the lump-sum amount, putting a three-year statute of limitations on claiming those funds. The task force also established a pool to fund mental health services for sterilization victims. The state has located 72 such victims, according to...Full Story
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