Three Generations of Imbeciles

Chapter Twenty-One

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Buck v. Bell. Bell v. Buck. If Vannaver led to a W, could Carrie have led to an O. W. Holmes? Feeble minded. There's one in every home. Everyone's family tree has a few blistered buds. I should know.

Carrie Buck or Carrie Bell? I think she was white, but they did mostly blacks. I suppose they did white girls who might go for black bucks too. Can't blame 'em, can you? But it was really about race. It didn't start here. And race was about colonies and slavery.


It didn't start here.



Buck v. Bell. Bell v. Buck. If Vannaver led to a W, could Carrie have led to an O. W. Holmes? Feeble minded. There's one in every home. Everyone's family tree has a few blistered buds. I should know.

Carrie Buck or Carrie Bell? I think she was white, but they did mostly blacks. I suppose they did white girls who might go for black bucks too. Can't blame 'em, can you? But it was really about race. It didn't start here. And race was about colonies and slavery.


It didn't start here.