nbcnews:


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.
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.” 
Her records reveal that a five-person state eugenics board in Raleigh had approved a recommendation that she be sterilized. 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.

To read more about this story, click here. Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s full broadcast report, ‘State of Shame’, airs Monday, November 7, at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

nbcnews:

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.

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.” 

Her records reveal that a five-person state eugenics board in Raleigh had approved a recommendation that she be sterilized. 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.

To read more about this story, click here. Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s full broadcast report, ‘State of Shame’, airs Monday, November 7, at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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i just

need

a conclusion

that’s all



trixiaquinzon:

Snacking - Revenge

trixiaquinzon:

Snacking - Revenge

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razycrandomgirl:

howbigisyourworld:

notesonascandal:

He didn’t though. He said he if could have preserved the union without freeing any slaves, he would have. 
So nah, he didn’t really like Black people. But cool story, tho.

^^^^

THIS!

he also only freed the slaves of the seceded states — states loyal to the union were allowed to keep their slaves, as per the emancipation proclamation.

razycrandomgirl:

howbigisyourworld:

notesonascandal:

He didn’t though. He said he if could have preserved the union without freeing any slaves, he would have. 

So nah, he didn’t really like Black people. But cool story, tho.

^^^^

THIS!

he also only freed the slaves of the seceded states — states loyal to the union were allowed to keep their slaves, as per the emancipation proclamation.

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hp house fancasting public service announcement~~

if you sort another damn person as slytherin just because they are ‘dark’ or ‘evil’

i am going to chew all your memories of hp out of your psyche with my psychic teeth and spit them on the ground in front of you

because you clearly don’t even know what you’re doing with them to begin with.


crystal lite ‘dragon fruit energy’

not so much crystal lite as crystal meth


idk if things like animal cruelty require a trigger warning but

also: incoherent

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lol so can we talk about how in every bible and catechism class I have ever had to take

thefifthhorseman:

victoryjobs:

we were taught about how David and Jonathan were ~best bros~

when this was

obviously

not the case

#that time there was a gay couple in the bible and nobody talked about it ever

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O FUQ BRO I GOT ALL OF SEASON SIX TO GET THROUGH

ALL I WANT IS THIS IS CALM AND IT’S DOCTOR 7.01

DAMMAT

I AIN’T GOT 35 HOURS TO SINK INTO THIS SHOW


#incidentally i was undecided on the death penalty as recently as last week #i’m sure as fuck decided now #troy davis

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"Courts in GA sought the death penalty for 70% of black defendants with white victims but for only 15% of white defendants with black victim."

-http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment/race-and-death-penalty (via black-culture)

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ugh i can’t watch another episode, i have to go to durham to be a real person today

but i don’t want to bathe


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