Were black americans every systematically sterilized just for being black?

forced sterilization against groups deemed inferior was done by the us government until the 1980s.

what I want to know is if there was ever a massive centralized effort by the us government to systematically sterilize black americans against their will simply for being black?

5 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
    Favorite Answer

    They gave black Americans Syphilis and didn't treat it as part of a study.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_ex...

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    We should start doing that!!

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 year ago

    Not for "being Black", not just Blacks, and it was a state-level program (not federal):

    “In the early 20th century across the country, medical superintendents, legislators, and social reformers affiliated with an emerging eugenics movement joined forces to put sterilization laws on the books. Such legislation was motivated by crude theories of human heredity that posited the wholesale inheritance of traits associated with a panoply of feared conditions such as criminality, feeblemindedness, and sexual deviance. Many sterilization advocates viewed reproductive surgery as a necessary public health intervention that would protect society from deleterious genes and the social and economic costs of managing ‘degenerate stock’.”

    According to this article, there were about 60,000 involuntary sterilizations in the USA over a period of 70 years starting in 1909, or an average of about 850 per year. .

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • ron h
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    look up Eugenics Black people weren't sterilized because they were black, but because they had disabilities or appeared to be badly mentally handicapped.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Kind of. Google the "Tuskegee experiments." The US government conducted medical testing on black citizens without their consent and without telling them what they were actually doing. We did something similar in Guatemala in the 1940s.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.