If you’ve been paying attention lately you know General Assembly Republicans have been under fire the past couple of years. But in this WFDD interview, Winston-Salem Journal editorial page editor John Railey —who “grew up in a liberal Democratic culture where you just didn’t question liberal democracy —you just assumed your heroes were your heroes”—- comes to grips with the realization that Republicans –notably then-House speaker Thom Tillis —that drove legislation providing compensation for victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program.

Railey is the author of Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age: A Confrontation with American Genocide.