Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Black Genocide

On the recommendation of a friend, I watched a documentary called Maafa 21 the other day. Before I say anything about it, you should check out the trailer below.

The film runs about two and a half hours, but it's well worth your time. What you'll learn is that Planned Parenthood, the primary abortion provider in America, was born out of the Eugenics movement in the early 20th century. Eugenics is the science of improving the genetic composition of the human race. The Nazis pursued the science of Eugenics in their obsession with creating the master race, and we are all familiar with the horrifying results for 6 million Jews in their concentration camps.

What you may not know is that the Nazi Eugenics movement was aided by American Eugenicists who were closely associated with Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. In America, the Eugenics movement directly targeted African-Americans, with claims that the black race was inherently inferior to the white race. The Eugenicists taught that the growth and propagation of the black race should be controlled by the government for the betterment of the human race.

Various attempts were made to control the growth of the black race, all of them failing. The final solution, so to speak, was the legalization of abortion in 1973. Before that time, most abortions were performed on white women. Since then, as you'll see in the film, black women have become nearly 5 times more likely than white women to have an abortion.

I live in Columbus, OH, where there are 4 metro area Planned Parenthood locations. All four locations are within a five mile radius of downtown Columbus, where the black population is much higher than in other parts of the city. There is no Planned Parenthood in Westerville (87% white), Worthington (91% white), New Albany (86% white), or Dublin (79% white but less than 2% black). Compare those numbers to Columbus proper (where 3 of the 4 centers exist) which has a 28% black population, and Whitehall (which has the fourth center) with a 29% black population.

It's no wonder that abortion is being called black genocide. It's becoming clear to me that abortion is not simply about women and their reproductive rights; it's about the extermination of the black race. The history of Planned Parenthood is every bit as racist as the KKK. Abortion providers are targeting poor, black women and their unborn children. They may see what they do as a service to the community, but the reality is that they are ending lives in the womb, and those lives are disproportionately black.

Abortion is the most horrendous evil that has ever been unleashed upon mankind. Not only is it the greatest injustice on the face of the earth, but in this country it is specifically targeted at African-Americans.

I believe that, one day, we will win the war on abortion. This cannot go on forever. Perhaps a key step toward that victory is uncovering the racist roots of legalized abortion and the racial targeting by abortion providers. God help us.


The Sasquatch said...

Margaret Sanger on the use of death penalties for "lesser" races...
"Nor do we believe that the community could or should send to the lethal chamber the defective progeny resulting from irresponsible and unintelligent breeding."
--from "The Pivot of Civilization" (

Margaret Sanger in response to the Nazi eugenics movement
"All the news from Germany is sad & horrible, and to me more dangerous than any other war going on any where because it has so many good people who applaud the atrocities & claim its right. The sudden antagonism in Germany against the Jews & the vitriolic hatred of them is spreading underground here & is far more dangerous than the aggressive policy of the Japanese in Manchuria.."

Margaret Sanger on Abortion:
"While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization."
--from "Women and the New Race"

Margaret Sanger on Abortion, pt2:
"To each group we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun."
--from "Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography." New York: W. W. Norton. p. 217.

and this ...

"There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger's early efforts. She, like we, saw the horrifying conditions of ghetto life. Like we, she knew that all of society is poisoned by cancerous slums. Like we, she was a direct actionist — a nonviolent resister. She was willing to accept scorn and abuse until the truth she saw was revealed to the millions. At the turn of the century she went into the slums and set up a birth control clinic, and for this deed she went to jail because she was violating an unjust law. Yet the years have justified her actions. She launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions. Margaret Sanger had to commit what was then called a crime in order to enrich humanity, and today we honor her courage and vision; for without them there would have been no beginning. Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by nonviolent direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger and people like her. Negroes have no mere academic nor ordinary interest in family planning. They have a special and urgent concern."
--Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, from his speech entitled "Family Planning — A Special and Urgent Concern" which he delivered in acceptance of the The Planned Parenthood Federation Of America Margaret Sanger Award in 1966

andy said...

I also saw her wikipedia page, which was no doubt written by a Sanger apologist. Here is a comprehensive history of Sanger's involvement in Eugenics and birth contro that I think is critical but fairl:

Kelly said...

Andy, I'm not sure your link is any less biased than wikipedia. The information on that page at wasn't even spell-checked, which makes me hesitant to call it a reliable source.

Kelly said...

Also, what about the Planned Parenthood clinic in Delaware (City), Ohio, which is 93% white and less than 4% black? Pretty sure there's no black genocide going on up there.

I'm not a fan of anyone being victimized, but I feel like the logic and sociological causes and implications of this issue are being overlooked in favor of sensationalism.

andy said...

The Eugenics movement was fundamentally racist, whether it was in Germany against Jews or America against African-Americans. This is well-documented. Margaret Sanger was a huge proponent of "positive eugenics", and though she may not have written the more outrageously racist books that other Eugenicists wrote, those people were closely associated with her organization. The question is, at what point was Planned Parenthood sanctified from its racism? At what point did it leave behind its racist roots, and what is the evidence of this departure? Furthermore, while Planned Parenthood employees and executives may themselves not be racists, they are still executing the racist intentions of the organization's founders. They self-report that black women are 5x more likely to have an abortion than a white woman. If the feminist myth of the high-powered, upwardly-mobile, successful (and let's be honest, white) woman choosing her career over her pregnancy is true, then why are abortion clinics almost always in poor neighborhoods with large minority populations?

These are important questions. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but some things are hard to ignore. This is happening right under our noses and we're not even paying attention.

Anonymous said...

I think part of your argument conflates race with socio-economic status. If Planned Parenthood "targets" anyone, it is poor women ("target" is a loaded term; they are providing access to certain health care procedures for women, which does include abortion*). Minorities are dispropotionately poor in this country. Thus, Planned Parenthood serves more minority women as a percentage than whites.

*on the PP Wikipedia page:
"According to its 2008-2009 annual report and fact sheet, contraception constituted 35% of total services, STI/STD testing and treatment constituted 34%, cancer testing and screening constituted 17%; abortion services constituted 3%; other women's health procedures, including pregnancy, prenatal, midlife, and infertility, were 11%."

Anonymous said...

"If the feminist myth of the high-powered, upwardly-mobile, successful (and let's be honest, white) woman choosing her career over her pregnancy is true, then why are abortion clinics almost always in poor neighborhoods with large minority populations?"

Who says this? This looks like a strawman. I'm pretty sure most feminists are aware that poor women are more likely to get an abortion. It makes sense. Poor women have fewer resources and options for taking care of a child.

andy said...

I really don't want to rehash the argument, so please watch the documentary before commenting. I'll simply state the thesis again: Eugenics has always been racially motivated and abortion is the end result of the Eugenics movement.

Anonymous said...

I'm commenting on the things you've written on your blog, not the documentary and its arguments. I think that's a fair way to use the comment section on a blog. You said that the 4 PP in the Columbus area are located where there is a higher minority population, instead of the suburbs that have lower minority population. In my first comment I was trying to point out that it's more likely that PP is located in those areas because of the socio-economic status of the population, not the racial. Poor women seek out PP because they offer certain health care services for little cost (abortion is only 3% of what PP does).

As for the thesis of the movie, it certainly sounds plausible. I can readily accept that eugenics is racially motivated and that abortion is a tool of eugenics. But I don't think it explains much when it comes to the question of abortion today. It leaves out the agency of the women who choose to get an abortion. There are many reasons why someone would want contraception or abortion. No one is forcing these women to end their pregnancies.

That's why I agree with the previous commenter that this way of talking about abortion is sensationalistic. To try to tie PP to eugenics or to call abortion "black genocide" is to erase the individuals involved. It is not a mass movement to wipe out any particular population. It's millions of separate individuals coming to an individual decision for themselves for individual reasons.