Shameful chapter cries out for justice | Hendersonville Times-News

North Carolina must pay damages to the surviving victims of the N.C. Eugenics Board, which sterilized more than 7,600 individuals between 1929 and 1974 in the name of “improving” the state’s gene pool.

This shameful chapter in our nation’s and state’s history, detailed in a lengthy Associated Press article in today’s paper, will only be closed when the victims have received justice beyond the apologies offered so far.

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