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Emma, Carrie, Vivian

Emma, Carrie, Vivian

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In 1924, a 17-year-old girl was admitted to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. The superintendent of the colony classified her as "feeble-minded of the lowest grade, moron class." With that designation, this girl, Carrie Buck, was set on a path she didn't choose. What happened next laid the foundation for the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of people. This week, we revisit a 2018 episode about the eugenics movement and one of the most tragic social experiments in American history.
Comments (6)

Sean Noonan

Upwards of 75% of babies prenatally diagnosed with Downs Syndrome are aborted. Is eugenics really a thing of the past?

Apr 8th
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Sharon Hornbeck

Such a powerful episode! I am still reeling from the horror and reality of this story. Thank you! I care for two intellectually disabled women who have lived with me for 17 years. Their lives matter!

Mar 6th
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Jonathan Stacey

Smart water sponsorship? Seems pretty dumb for a science-based program to be peddling plastic water bottles.

Mar 1st
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Rachel Vaughan

the ways men have abused women throughout history and even still today breaks my heart. I feel for all of my sisters who have been attacked, persecuted, and blamed for men's wrong doings.

Feb 27th
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Cassie

well this was a highly disurbing episode

Feb 18th
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Philly Burbs

Cassie very true.

Feb 23rd
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