Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Pivot To Asia, Black GIs In China, And U.S. Eugenics Laws

Eugenics Protest circa 1971
Eugenics Protest circa 1971 Southern Studies Institute/Creative Commons
Eugenics Protest circa 1971
Eugenics Protest circa 1971 Southern Studies Institute/Creative Commons

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Pivot To Asia, Black GIs In China, And U.S. Eugenics Laws

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On today’s show:

  • We examine President Obama’s so-called ‘Pivot to Asia’ strategy.
  • The story of an African-American soldier fighting in the Korean War who, captured by the Chinese Red Army, settled in China after his release. The BBC spoke with his daughter.
  • A new documentary, The State of Eugenics, examines the history of U.S. sterilization laws and how they impacted the people who were selected for sterilization.