Emma, Carrie, Vivian: The eugenicists were utopians, convinced that they were doing hard but necessary things. And that included making decisions about who could have children.

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Emma, Carrie, Vivian: The eugenicists were utopians, convinced that they were doing hard but necessary things. And that included making decisions about who could have children.

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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.
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