How Eugenics Came to America

Margaret Sanger

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recently commented that the Democratic Party is moving too far left. King criticized Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders’ ideas on “climate change” and the connection to “unstainable population” growth. Sanders wants government control over procreation. Dr. King feels that this will target black and brown people, unborn children and eventually put the sick and the elderly at risk.

In 1839, American physician Samuel G. Morton (1799 – 1851) wrote Crania Americana, which was thought to be the originator in antebellum America of scientific racism. He believed that the size of the cranial cavity could determine the intelligence of people. Eugenics developed under Frances Galton (1822-1911), the father of eugenics, who researched human intelligence and selected breeding in Victorian-era England.

American Progressive reformers believed in “the science of better breeding” and encouraged the more “desirable” elements of society to have more children while preventing “undesirables” from reproducing.  In the Mike Wallace interview of Margaret Sanger in 1957, she clearly stated her true motives concerning birth control. https://www.c-span.org/video/?288555-1/mike-wallace-interview-margaret-sanger

Today, Democratic governors of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and Virginia, Ralph Northam, support infanticide and late-term abortions. Planned Parenthood, evolved from Margaret Sanger’s birth control clinics, aborted more than 19 million black babies since 1973. Black women are dis-proportionally the leading consumer of Planned Parenthood. https://docs.house.gov/meetings/JU/JU10/20171101/106562/HHRG-115-JU10-Wstate-ParkerS-20171101-SD001.pdf

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Black Wall Street Destroyed

35-Block Area Destroyed

When white supremacists were not successful in eliminating the individual progress of “uppity blacks,” they resorted to destroying whole communities to return “white supremacy” to the South. One of the most affluent black communities affected by this tactic was an area in Tulsa, Oklahoma known as “Deep Greenwood” or Black Wall Street. On May 31 to June 1, 1921, the area was leveled.

The massacre of Black Wall Street is not mentioned in American history textbooks, so many people do not know this happened. In total, there were 191 businesses and 1,256 homes destroyed, 300 blacks killed and 10,000 left homeless within the thirty-five city blocks known as Black Wall Street.

The “shadow of shame” was compared to European pogroms. The supposed cause was a false criminal assault charge by a white woman, Sarah Page, against a black man, Dick Rowland.