Monday, November 7, 2011

Black Women and Young Girls Targeted In North Carolina Sterilization Program

This is why we try to encourage all of our dear sisters to love each other, because hatred against all black women go back to the days when they deprived us of freedom and one of those special things were just simply to have children.   The state of North Carolina sterilized mostly black women and young girls and they never knew it, allegedly.   So ask yourself after reading this story is it worth destroying each other, after what the alleged white supremacists did to these black women (and young girls)?   Dear sisters, we are going to have to start listening and understanding each other while acknowledging what the demonic force tried to do to the entire race of black women for so many years and it is not just sterilization.  

Although it is not included in this report involving Eugenics, AIDS was also something planned to destroy humanity of African descent.   This is very sad but true.  If we cannot get black men to love and understand us, the least we could do is to totally surrender to God and pray to understand and love each other. Furthermore, how can we ever love each other, if we choose not to love God and put Him, first?   Satan will always have his demons inside of wicked men and women to try and steal, kill and destroy us as black women, but if we do not have God, we cannot expect for Him to protect us (Note: we are not saying these black women did not know God).   You must wake up, because this is a situation that took place back in the 1950's and 60's and Satan is still using anyone He can to steal our joy, even if it is our own race who are willing to join the white supremacists to destroy black women.

By Michelle Kessel and Jessica Hopper
Rock Center

Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967.  The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized.  Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tubes.

“I have to carry these scars with me.  I have to live with this for the rest of my life,” she said. 
Riddick was never told what was happening.  “Got to the hospital and they put me in a room and that’s all I remember, that’s all I remember,” she said.  “When I woke up, I woke up with bandages on my stomach.”

Riddick’s records reveal that a five-person state eugenics board in Raleigh had approved a recommendation that she be sterilized. The records label Riddick as “feebleminded” and “promiscuous.” They said her schoolwork was poor and that she “does not get along well with others.”
“I was raped by a perpetrator [who was never charged] and then I was raped by the state of North Carolina.  They took something from me both times,” she said.  “The state of North Carolina, they took something so dearly from me, something that was God given.”

It wouldn’t be until Riddick was 19, married and wanting more children, that she’d learn she was incapable of having any more babies. A doctor in New York where she was living at the time told her that she’d been sterilized.

“Butchered.  The doctor used that word…  I didn’t understand what she meant when she said I had been butchered,” Riddick said.

North Carolina was one of 31 states to have a government run eugenics program.  By the 1960s, tens of thousands of Americans were sterilized as a result of these programs. 

Eugenics was a scientific theory that grew in popularity during the 1920s.  Eugenicists believed that poverty, promiscuity and alcoholism were traits that were inherited.  To eliminate those society ills and improve society’s gene pool, proponents of the theory argued that those that exhibited the traits should be sterilized.  Some of America’s wealthiest citizens of the time were eugenicists including Dr. Clarence Gamble...Read full story here. 

Photo courtesy and source: Rock Center with Brian Williams


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