Why Hasn’t Black Lives Matter Gone After Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger?
Over the last few weeks watching the destruction and removal of monuments and statues across the USA, along with the virtue signaling of Hollywood’s white elites, removal of pancake syrup bottles and rice packaging; I have been angered by the ignoring of racist and eugenics pedaler, Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood.
The idea of white liberals using Black Women in the manner depicted on the billboard above, should anger every Black woman across the globe. This is also the way they have weaponized Black women when it comes to politics and voting for liberal causes and agendas. I am neither Democrat or Republican but I am a Black Woman, who see’s the scam and fraud of the so-called leaders of BLM and those who blindly follow them.
Why hasn’t there been a push to defund Planned Parenthood and to remove all statues and honors of Margaret Sanger? The reality is that anything that appears to support the ideology of white conservatives, no matter how truthful they may be, is considered a problem and ignored. If only Black people learned the art of politics and understood the issues with voting in lockstep with one party! The Democrats will never do anything of substance for Black people because they already know that they own their votes. As Joe Biden said, “If you’re not voting for me, then you’re not black”…
If these people really cared about righting the wrongs of racists and their agenda’s then Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood should be at the top of their list. Unlike the removal of a statue, we can stop the abortions that disproportionately take the unborn lives of Black babies each day. Unlike a statue, we can ensure that Black babies aren’t eradicated like wild weeds, the way Margaret Sanger intended.
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” ~Letter from Margaret Sanger to Dr. C.J. Gamble, December 10th, 1939
In 1939 Sanger teamed with Mary Woodward Reinhardt, secretary of the newly formed BCFA, to secure a large donor to fund an educational campaign to teach African-American women in the South about contraception. Sanger, Reinhardt and Sanger’s secretary, Florence Rose, drafted a report on “Birth Control and the Negro,” skillfully using language that appealed both to eugenicists fearful of unchecked black fertility and progressives committed to shepherding African-Americans into middle-class culture. The report stated that “[N]egroes present the great problem of the South,” as they are the group with “the greatest economic, health and social problems,” and outlined a practical birth control program geared toward a population characterized as largely illiterate and that “still breed carelessly and disastrously,” a line borrowed from a June 1932 Birth Control Review article by W.E.B. DuBois.
“On the other hand, the mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.”
~W.E.B. DuBois, Professor of Sociology, Atlanta University. “Black Folk and Birth Control.” [Margaret Sanger’s] Birth Control Review, Volume XXII, Number 8 (New Series, May 1938, the “Negro Number”), page 90.
While liberals praise Planned Parenthood for its contributions to the health of women (unborn infants carrying the feminine XX chromosomes excluded), no one seems eager to discuss the organization’s origin or its racist founder, eugenics advocate, Margaret Sanger. For the record, according to Merriam-Webster, eugenics is “the practice or advocacy of controlled selective breeding of human populations (as by sterilization) to improve the population’s genetic composition.”
With assistance from Sanger herself, allow me to introduce you to this heroine of the left in a few of her own words.
From “The Pivot of Civilization” (1922): “We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
From “Birth Control and Racial Betterment” (1919): “Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.”
And finally, the essence of Margaret Sanger. From “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda” (1921): “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue in the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
Sanger skillfully crafted her language of caring for children and women while at the same time blatantly spewing her repugnance for the “unfit,” the “garden weeds,” and the “human beings who should never have been born at all.”
In a March 3, 1938 speech, Sanger said, “There are 1,700 special courts and 27 higher courts in Germany to review the cases certified for sterilization there,” and she assured her audience that “the rights of the individual could be equally well safeguarded here.” German “rights,” of course, were “safeguarded” by the likes of Dr. Josef Mengele.
When Hillary Clinton received the award in 2009, she said during her acceptance: “It was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. … I’m really in awe of her. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life, from the causes she launched and fought for and scarified for so greatly.”
Today as another SCOTUS decision has re-affirmed the rights of those seeking abortions (after DACA & LGBTQ the week before) in Louisiana; I find the silence of BLM especially telling and insulting. Lastly, removing statues and other non tangible things that have no effect on the daily lives of Black people is laughable, when an organization like Planned Parenthood and specific legislation around systemic racism is ignored. Why didn’t BLM use the 100’s of millions of dollars that they received during the Obama administration, to create a PAC and lobby congress for change? Also instead of photo opps with Obama, why didn’t we ever see so-called leaders of BLM sitting before congress demanding the systemic change that should be the central focus of every democratic politician seeking our votes? If only Black people could obtain something tangible in legislation that is specifically for us…
Lastly, while we are actively canceling people who have done us harm, the entire Democratic Party along with the feckless Congressional Black Caucus should also be on that list for the irrefutable damage they have done to Black communities for decades, starting with the signing of Joe Biden’s racist crime bill.
From Russia With Love,