This is an excerpt from the leadership retreat I facilitated last week, in partnership with the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach, headed by Dr. Dr. J. Renee C., Vice Chancellor and Dr. Alejandra Rincón, Assistant Vice Chancellor. The session was held for UCSF executive cabinet members, senior leadership, as well as departmental DEIA leaders across the organization, for their Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Leadership. Thank you #DrNavarro and #DrRincon for your leadership, vigilance, boldness, strength, and perseverance in the fight for justice and health equity.
In this video, I am describing the diabolical nature of Whiteness (i.e., White supremacy culture, White superiority, White patriarchy, etc.) and anti-Blackness, and the ways that they were leveraged as justifications to develop and implement 'scientific' eugenical theory. Specifically, I am discussing the Buck v. Bell ruling (1927), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled "compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, for the protection and health of the state," did not violate the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
To amplify the point, I shared an account by one of my former students, who happens to be a physician. He recounted his experience as resident at Duke University, in the early 1970's. He shared with me and other colleagues in the course that during his experience, he worked with others to locate "16-year-old Black virgins" to hysterectomize. His account of the experience, in real time, made me sick; yet reinforced so much the evidence and critique provided throughout my book, #The400YearHolocaust#WhiteAmericasLegalPsychopathicAndSociopathicBlackGenocide#RevoltAgainstCriticalRaceTheory.
“It is better for the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind….Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
- Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (Buck v. Bell, 1927)