Margaret Sanger the Racist

The (tax payer funded) Smithsonian Institute National Portrait Gallery has a display celebrating women and women’s achievements over the past century.  Sadly, they have included Margaret Sanger (founder of what is now known as Planned Parenthood) for her promotion of birth control… but with no mention of her being a racist or that her push for birth control was largely due to her plans and hopes for eugenics to be practiced and accepted on a world wide scale.  She wanted to rid the world of blacks and others she considered “misfits”.

Margaret Sanger said:

“The negro problem is one of the most complicated and important confronting America…. Whatever the ultimate answer may be, such an attitude brings to light the function of birth control as a necessary agency in its solution.  The present submerged condition of the negro is due in large part to the high fertility of the race and disasterously adverse circumstances.  Thus, the question arises, to what extent birth control has had a eugenic effect on the negro race.”

What?! Negro problem?! What? Unbelievable. 

She also said:

“We should hire 3 or 4 colored ministers preferably with social service backgrounds and with engaging personalities .  The most successful educational approach to the negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the negro population and the minister is a man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”


She didn’t want the word to get out regarding what she and her minions were really about.  Hmmm.  Disgusting.

And still today, we find oh-so-many planned parenthood offices in poor and ethnic neighborhoods.  They are still targeting blacks, hispanics and others.  Today’s planned parenthood wants to separate themselves from that part of Sanger’s philosophy, but so much of what they do looks like they’re still in the same business for the same end.  

I am disgusted that my tax money is funding a display that includes such a vile and evil woman as this.  In a country that has just celebrated the inauguration of our first black president, how can we stand for Sanger to be celebrated in such a way?

Watch the video.  

thanks to Patrick Madrid


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