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Forced Sterilization in America

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Homo Sapiens 1900 for being the only
documentary that exposes the close ties between Nazi Germany
and the United States when it comes to Eugenics, Racial Hygiene,
Selective Breeding and Sterilization. We were continuing to
follow their lead as late as the 1980's, and still refuse to
acknowlege or compensate the victims to this day.
 

4-1-16 Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Carrie Buck’s story proves “deeply, almost physically, infuriating,” said Dana Goldstein in The New Republic. Though she remains a cipher, we learn that she completed five years of schooling before her foster parents forced her to quit, and that they sent her away after she became pregnant at 17 and accused a family member of rape. No heroes emerge—even Buck’s defense lawyer was collaborating with the men who viewed her case as a chance to legalize sterilization nationwide. But while the main players here are the villains, we do get a late glimpse of Buck as a nursing home resident, and she’s no “imbecile.” She enjoys music and crosswords, and lives to read the daily paper. At least 60,000 other U.S. women were forcibly sterilized in the decades following Buck v. Bell, and Hitler used the American example to bolster his case for mass sterilization—and then for genocide.

6-20-12 North Carolina rejects funds for sterilization victims
North Carolina rejects funds for sterilisation victims
Victims of forced sterilization in the US state of North Carolina will not get compensation, after a payout plan failed in the state Senate.


Homo Sapiens 1900
The Quest to Improve the Human Race

Homo Sapiens 1900 (2004) - 85 minutes
Homo Sapiens 1900 at Amazon.com

Eugenics, Racial Hygiene, Selective Breeding and Sterilization

Unearthing starting archival footage and long-hidden documents, Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race.

Beginning around 1900, eugenics movements in the United States, Germany and elsewhere spawned government sanctioned research projects, with the goal of improving the human species through biological means - including selective breeding, sterilization, and weeding out 'degenerate' members of society.

Homo Sapiens 1900 reveals the social and political undercurrents of the feverish quest to build a superior race, and exposes how "eugenic theory has been use to justify the most virulent racism in the name of science." (NY Times)

"There's something intrinsically creepy about the scientific quest to create a new and improved human being, and this unsettling documentary mercilessly zeroes in on exactly what that is. In turning people into laboratory specimens and using genetic theory to try to breed superior strains of people, scientists play God." - The New York Times

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Homo Sapiens 1900
The Quest to Improve the Human Race

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Homo Sapiens 1900 for being the only
documentary that exposes the close ties between Nazi Germany
and the United States when it comes to Eugenics, Racial Hygiene,
Selective Breeding and Sterilization. We were continuing
to follow their lead as late as 1986, and still refuse to
acknowlege or compensate the victims to this day.

Forced Sterilization in America