Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Even as They Cancel Each Other, Progressives Continue to Downplay Their Movement’s Racist Past: News: The Independent Institute
In the world of Black Lives Matter, Wilson and Sanger were thrown under the bus so that progressives could preserve their anti-racist bonafides. But these same progressives continue to conceal their movement’s dark history of racism, which went far beyond words to include eugenics research that characterized blacks as “unfit” and proposed, through forced sterilization and other means, to produce a nation of “thoroughbreds” through the “breeding out” the unfit.
Those who have noted the disproportionately high rates of abortions among black people—they accounted for 38% of them in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—might want to think again when they’re asked to embrace Planned Parenthood. The progressive perspective on racial matters is no better expressed than in Margaret Sanger’s “Plan for Peace” published in a 1932 issue of the magazine she founded, Birth Control Review.
I don't think you can ever get away entirely from your origins.