Tag Archives: compensation

Eugenics Task Force Recommendations: Initial Thoughts

The Governor’s eugenics compensation task force voted on final recommendations today.  I recently wrote about ways that the victims should be compensated. I do want to stress that the Task Force did an admirable job and should be commended for its work. Who Would be Compensated? Living victims, generally.  However, it appears from what hasContinue Reading

Victims Won’t Come Forward For a Reason

There’s an excellent op-ed in today’s Winston-Salem Journal about the state’s eugenics program. The op-ed encourages victims to come forward. Unless there’s going to be meaningful compensation that victims can count on, there’s little reason for most of the victims to come forward.  Some victims may come forward to help illuminate what happened, and forContinue Reading

The Biggest Threat to Compensating Forced Sterilization Victims

I have been a very strong supporter of compensating the victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program.  This issue means a lot to the victims and is one of the most important issues I’ve ever worked on. Unfortunately, there’s one policy proposal that could and should stop any type of compensation system.  If attempts areContinue Reading