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Destroying the Family Tree


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In a lawsuit earlier this year, the less than 3,000 surviving victims of the state's eugenics policy will split a $10 million settlement. This article speaks with one of the more outspoken victims, Elaine Riddick, who describes how she was deemed a candidate for sterilization by the North Carolina Eugenics Board over 30 years ago. The author discusses the injustice of Riddick's and the other 7,600 other state citizens affected by the sterilization program, and how a monetary settlement does not repair the emotional damage suffered.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 41, Oct 2013, p20-22, il  (Periodical website)
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20889
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