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Forced sterilization occurred in North Carolina, at its highest in the mid 50′s and 60′s. According to the Eugenics Board of North Carolina, more than 7,600 people were sterilized in the state alone, a disproportionate number being African-American women. Particularly the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s brought about a threat to normal structures of power and privilege, making groups such as Blacks and Latinos targets of eugenicists.  [Continue reading article in its entirety.]
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In the Dark and Underwater
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    you’re not what you look like. you’re the music you listen to, the shows you watch, the art you make, the flowers in your hair, your favourite blanket. you’re not the pimple on your nose or the pudge on your stomach. You’re not your thighs or your teeth. you’re the colour of your hair, you’re your favourite band, you’re the mismatch socks you wear and your favourite sweater. You’re what you love, you’re not what you look like or the body you are in.

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