Shawn Rocco, Raleigh News & Observer
From the LA Times: Elaine Riddick was raped at 14 and became pregnant as a result. Shortly after she gave birth to her son, she was sterilized by virtue of a decision made by the state Eugenics Board. Now the state is proposing $50,000 in compensation to each victim if the legislature approves the payment.
You probably shouldn’t read the comments, but if you do you’ll notice that many people still assume that Riddick is a ne’er-do-well based solely upon her color and that the sentiment driving the eugenics movement still maintains a strong base.