The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Monday, June 27, 2011

We're Still Better Than We Once Were...

...No matter how dark then news seems some days.

An excerpt from a 1950 pamphlet disseminated by the Human Betterment League of North Carolina, a private group that promoted the sterilization of the state’s “mental defectives.” George H. Lawrence, superintendent of public welfare for Buncombe County, was the group’s founding president….North Carolina’s eugenics program did not end until the 1970s, there are a number of victims still living….California led the nation in the number of sterilizations, with a recorded 20,108 forced surgeries by 1964. In all, 60,000 Americans were the victims of eugenics programs.

Source with a bit more:

The '50s weren't "The good old days for everyone.

Be seeing you.

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