Protest Was a Bust
Racism skeptic? Here's a piece that I wrote in 2015 about the founder of Planned Parenthood Eugenicist, Margaret Sanger. Margaret Sanger was a racist. A big one. It's no accident that most clinics are found in segregated neighborhoods. But, we euphemistically call it "women's healthcare."
Uh huh. Right.
A group of Black pastors has asked The Smithsonian Institution to remove the bust of Eugenicist, Margaret Sanger, from The National Portrait Gallery for all the reasons obvious to people of sense. Sanger’s bust incongruously sits in “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. The problem? Sanger was a racist. A big one. She was the founder and leader of “The Negro Project” which sought to eliminate black births and the author of "The Pivot of Civilization" among other macabre writings on racial selectivity. (Hints: Blacks don't make the Sanger "cut".)
The exhibit signage identifies Sanger as a nurse who was “profoundly affected by the physical and mental toll exacted on women by frequent childbirth, miscarriage and self-induced abortion.” Noting her ‘connection’ to eugenics the signage further notes that: “During her campaign, Sanger became associated with the eugenics movement – which promoted, among other practices, the forced sterilization of those deemed mentally unfit and for a time was endorsed by many of the era’s prominent thinkers.” Not surprisingly … that is only a very small part of the truth. In other words ... misinformation.
The presence of her bust is an affront to historical fact, common sense and decency and should be removed using the “crunchy” method. You needn't worry about crushing her heart ... she didn't have one. I'm certain her Planned Parenthood progeny will have no objection. Just tell them it's in the name of 'science.' Political science.
Consider it an experiment in social justice.