Monday, May 28, 2012

Eugenics and Genetics: The Missing Link

Through eugenics, Sanger concocted Planned Parenthood’s “Negro Project,” designed to covertly decrease the black population, by promoting “responsible” birth control among poor blacks. Despite her fanaticism – which included speaking at Klan rallies – Sanger was not regarded as a crackpot in her own time. Far from it. Major philanthropic organizations put their money behind the eugenics push in the early twentieth century: the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Harriman railroad fortune endowed “race science” departments in such prestigious American universities as Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale.

In 1904, Carnegie money was behind the founding of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, New York, a eugenics outfit in which research was conducted, and from which “researchers” were sent into the field, to systematically catalog the genetic histories of families all across America. Sanger and her allies pressured Congress and state legislatures to legalize birth control and pass acts for mandatory sterilization of “the unfit” in thirty-three U.S. states. By 1981, when the last mandatory sterilization was performed, in Oregon, more than 65,000 American citizens had been forced to go under the knife and forever lose hope of having their own children.

In 1920s Weimar Germany, rabble-rouser and agitator Adolf Hitler fell under eugenics’ spell. article here
The 'mother' of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger

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