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You might need to explain this one to me. Please.
Carrie Elizabeth Buck (July 3, 1906 – January 28, 1983) was the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, after having been ordered to undergo compulsory sterilization for purportedly being "feeble-minded." The surgery, carried out while Buck was an inmate of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, took place under the authority of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eugenics program. More info.
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Background please….oh hell I’ll look it up for you jeez.
“Three generations of imbeciles is enough”
-Supreme Court Justice Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
I wonder which citizens would be relegated to Feeblemindedness these days.