Monday, June 12, 2017

"Relationships Between Government and Those Who Are Governed"

"Virginia's dual passage of racial integrity and sterilization acts in 1924 highlighted another concern held by lawmakers beyond that of interracial love: the perception that the white race was in danger of being weakened by inferior traits and that laws were needed to promote good racial hygiene and public health."

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Loving decision, Osagie K. Obasogie at The Atlantic describes how the decision was connected to issues of eugenics.

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