Eugenics Program in the USA

Eugenics Program in the USA

Between 1907 and 1963 over 64,000 individuals (61% women) were forcibly sterilized under eugenic legislation in the United States. A large proportion of them were poor people from minorities (African-American and Native Americans). This was so pervasive in the South that it had a name - a Mississippi Appendectomy. The program was considered such a success by the U.S. government that Hitler and the Nazis used it to model their genocide.

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