NC NAACP Calls For Speedy Eugenics Payments

North Carolina's largest civil rights group is calling on state leaders to approve payments for victims of the state's defunct eugenics program by the end of this year.

Leaders of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sent a letter Monday to Gov. Beverly Perdue, House Speaker Thom Tillis and other lawmakers regarding the victims of involuntary sterilization.

The NAACP wants the state to seek out living victims of the program and make restitution payments to them. A state panel recommended compensation in a draft report this year, but said it needed more time to determine exact amounts.

The state Eugenics Board authorized sterilizing about 7,600 North Carolinians deemed unfit to have children between 1929 and 1974.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    I have a family memeber that should have been on this program years ago, she has had 4 kids with 4 different men and not raised any of them, there grandparents have raised them,
  • by Tim Johnson Location: Greenville on Oct 25, 2011 at 08:08 AM
    They should still have this policy in place today. Why do I have to pay someone because they didnt get to have children...oh boo hoo. Its the end of the world because I couldnt have a child. Who cares!
  • by manual Location: n. carolina on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:43 PM
    It is great to see that in this country we have laws against discrimination but there is no law against prejudice and ignorance for if it was a few people that have made comments on this site would be pulling time
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      by Everyone Does It on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:56 AM in reply to manual
      discriminate: to pay attention to subtle differences and exercise judgment and taste
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        by manual on Oct 25, 2011 at 01:11 AM in reply to Everyone Does It
        Out of content, and the word is discrimination
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          by I guess you mean... on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:31 AM in reply to manual
          ...context? (words are fun)
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      by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:49 AM in reply to manual
      That why it is called freedom of speech,
  • by bs on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM
    I dont know how they deemed people unfit, i may be wrong but i would assumn it was based off of criminal record. Personally every rapist and child molestor should be castrated at the very least. Give them something to actually be afraid of instead of a "life" sentence with a five year in early release plan.
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      by Rudy Alexander on Oct 25, 2011 at 08:29 AM in reply to bs
      How do you propose castration for the all the rapists and molestors that are female???
  • by Dave Location: enc on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    I would hope WITN does a follow-up story on this issue because, I would like to know the poloticians and judge that rules in favor of this bullcrap.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:21 AM in reply to Dave
      It's 'bullcrap' that people with mental disease or children were sterilized against their will should be given money to compensate for their suffering? As far as I'm concerned they should bring up the people who allowed this on human-rights violations and still compensate these people with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • by Looks White To Me on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:22 PM ...Charles Holt looks like a white guy to me. I'm sure the NAACP wasn't talking about him. In fact, if these "victims" were mostly white, the NAACP would have no interest in this issue.
  • by Terror dome Location: Pinetown on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Are some of you capable of reading and comprehending even the simplest of articles? The people who will be paid were all sterilized against their will.......not folks off the street.
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      by gville girl on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM in reply to Terror dome
      Who signed the consent? If it was the parents or legal guardians, case closed.
  • by wow Location: greenville on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    LMAO, the NAACP is the biggest joke in the south. People wake up and tell them to get bent. I think they should work on helping their people get educations and jobs, and stop teaching them to ask for handouts.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    There are a lot of people NOW who are not fit to have children!!! Weser it on the news everyday!!!! NAACP is just looking for controversy!!!!
  • by James on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    The NAACP are a bunch of bullies! They try to use their strong arm tactics to get what they want and people in the South bow down to them. What a Joke it's 2011, wake up and clean up your neighborhoods.
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      by yep on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:43 PM in reply to James
      i agree that the NCAAP are bullies and pull the race card every chance they get. this case is legit though. i dont have white guilt because i never was a part of these practices or owned any slaves. therefore it doesnt upset me when a group of people what reparations for the harm the government placed upon them. i am amazed that the native americans have been as silent as they have about the infringements on their people. not that i want to die in a war about something that happened 6 or 700 years ago..
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        by That's the point on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:16 PM in reply to yep
        How far back can we go? I'm sure if you asked the NAACP to force the blacks in the L.A. riots to reimburse the city for the billion dollars of damage they did...they'd say "That happened a long time ago".
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