Sticking with this theme of history as debt we come to North Carolina, which on the basis of "promiscuity" and "intelligence" testing, enacted a program of eugenics and sterilization. The program was not a legacy of pre-Civil Rights or pre-World War II America. North Carolina's program began in 1924 and proceeded afoot as late as 1974. Nationally the effort was supported by big money businessmen like Clarence Gamble of Procter & Gamble
It's the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?