What happened in Puerto Rico
I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico
It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.
keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin.
In Puerto Rico: oral birth control pills trials (with not full disclosure given to participants and some deaths during trials) more at PBS “The Puerto Rican Pill Trials" this also happened in Haiti.
My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).
forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently.
reblogging for info
If you or anybody close to you is Puerto Rican and you’re not aware of “Compulsory Sterilization,” you better educate yourself on our history. The US government’s eugenics practices (birthed in America, tested in Puerto Rico and some 30 odd states, taken to a whole other level by Nazi Germany) amongst people of color throughout various “low class” communities in the US and on the island of Puerto Rico is one massive stain in this nation’s history.
Be sure to look up Harry H. Laughlin - the man responsible for eugenics policy and legislation.
A short article with information on Eugenics policies and practices in PR.
This article has some solid information on the origins of Nazi Eugenics in the United States (here’s looking at you, California.)
A short timeline of eugenic history “milestones” in the USA.
A solid blog post on how eugenics testing in Puerto Rico by the US government was aimed at the lower classes.
Compulsory Sterilization on wikipedia.
An older article on US eugenics practices in Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
Most of those articles are old and easily accessible through Google. Do your homework, get to a library, pull as much information as you can online. This is one thing they definitely won’t teach you in your history classes.
(Source: coutois, via yooluhvie)
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