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Did Planned Parenthood appoint Black leaders to quell suspicion of Black genocide?

Posted in Black Genocide, Black History Month, Black leaders on abortion, Black Neighborhood, Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood and Black Leaders, Planned Parenthood and Black Women, Planned Parenthood Black president, Planned Parenthood Board Member, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood uses blacks, Planned Parenthood using blacks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Faye Wattleton first Black president Planned Parenthood

Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger promoted eugenics, it was actually under another eugenicist leader, Alan F. Guttmacher, that Planned Parenthood began referring for and eventually committing abortions. At the exact same time that abortion was being pushed publicly, the organization elected a Black chairman to roll out this agenda. All of this transpired in the late 1960s, a time when America was in conflict over the struggle for the civil rights of Black Americans.

During this time frame, many of the organization’s leaders were concerned about overpopulation. The organization’s history is steeped in eugenics, and this ideology manifested itself in many ways, including the forced sterilization of many Black citizens. As laws about these eugenics courts began to be challenged, a new tool of eugenics was making its way across the land: abortion.

Even though many within Planned Parenthood’s organization and other population control groups thought coercion would be needed to stem the growth of people groups they deemed “unfit,” Guttmacher, by now a Planned Parenthood president, was able to convince his friends that abortion, at first in perhaps a voluntary way, would be a better solution. However, there was a slight problem, because Black citizens and other minority groups were already suspicious of birth control efforts aimed at them. How would they feel about abortion?

Image: News article Blacks Charge Genocide from abortion

Blacks Charge Genocide from abortion

The solution for Planned Parenthood was to bring Black leaders to the organization’s board, in an effort to convince Black Americans that Planned Parenthood’s efforts were not genocidal. This strategy was not a new one; Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger — who gave a talk for the Ku Klux Klan — had already implemented the so-called “Negro Project” to accomplish the exact same thing. Memos between Planned Parenthood staffers and leadership indicated a great concern over how the Black community viewed their efforts. In response, Planned Parenthood’s public relations machine also reached out to Black publications, as they had already done with push for birth control.

Image: Alan Guttmacher

Alan Guttmacher Birth Control Article (Image: Ebony Mag April 1962)

In 1967,  the Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP had criticized the swarming of Planned Parenthood facilities into minority neighborhoods. Other leaders like H. Rap Brown and Fannie Lou Hamer had called abortion “Black genocide.” And, as late as 1973, a study published by the American Journal of Public Health,”Fears of Genocide Among Black Americans as Related to Age, Sex, and Region,” found that Black men and women had a level of unease about “family planning.” Researchers Castellano Turner, Ph.D., and William A. Darity, Ph.D., concluded that Blacks were more suspicious when “family planning” was under the control of Whites. “It is noteworthy that the greatest degree of agreement is found where the issue of black control of family planning (as against white control) is at issue,” they said.

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Fears of Genocide Among Black Americans 1973 study Castellano Turner, Ph.D. and William A. Darity, Ph.D.

After dialoguing internally about the unease of the Black community, the suggestion was made to add Black members to Planned Parenthood’s board; this took place at the same time that Planned Parenthood was calling for the decriminalization of abortion. According to a New York Times article from November 14, 1968, the first time that Planned Parenthood went on record calling for abortion, they also elected their very first Black board chairman to roll out the new agenda — Dr. Jerome H. Holland, who, according to media reports, “pledged his support for the group’s program saying that those who call birth control a form of genocide are ‘not aware of the real meaning of family planning and its uses.’”

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First Black Chairman of Board elected by Planned Parenthood 1968

Holland was no stranger to Planned Parenthood. He had been on the general board of directors for some time, serving on the executive committee of Planned Parenthood-World Population by 1963. He served as vice-chairman in 1967, where he presented Planned Parenthood’s infamous Margaret Sanger award to John D. Rockefeller III, also a population control advocate.
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Jerome H Holland, First Black PPFA BOD 1968

Holland was also added as chairman of the Board of Guttmacher’s newly formed Center for Family Planning, which would later be named the Guttmacher Institute and become a “special affiliate” to Planned Parenthood.

But Holland’s post as chairman of the board of Planned Parenthood was short lived.

In 1970, Holland was named ambassador to Sweden by President Richard Nixon; however, the headlines of the first Black chairman of Planned Parenthood had seemingly done their job. Holland was openly endorsing abortion as a “health matter” between the woman and her doctor.

Image: Jerome Holland lauds Planned Parenthood

Jerome Holland lauds Planned Parenthood

The same year Planned Parenthood elected its first Black chairman of the board, Frederick Osborn, a founding Eugenics Society officer connected to Planned Parenthood, wrote, “Eugenic goals are most likely to be attained under a name other than eugenics.” Osborn signed Margaret Sanger’s “Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood,” published in her review in April of 1938. Some speculate that Planned Parenthood’s infamous slogan “Every Child a Wanted Child” may have originated with Osborn.

A few years later, a new Black leader would emerge to reinforce the push for abortion within Planned Parenthood: Faye Wattleton.

After 62 years as an organization, why did Planned Parenthood wait until 1978 to elect the very first Black female as president? Like Holland,  Wattleton was not a novice where abortion was concerned. She had been with Planned Parenthood for a while, serving as a volunteer in the early 1970s and eventually serving as director of the Dayton affiliate.

Image: Faye Wattleton elected to Planned Parenthood board

Faye Wattleton elected to Planned Parenthood board

At a press conference held in February of 1978, then president-elect of Planned Parenthood Wattleton told the media that she was “putting the world on notice” that the organization was going to be much more aggressive on abortion rights. “What has happened is that we have allowed them [right-to-lifers] to have center stage,” Wattelton said, “I’d like to say those days are over.”

Wattleton then vowed to restore — “to the poor” — access of abortion under Medicaid.

Wattleton was asked if her leadership of Planned Parenthood as a Black woman would alleviate suspicions within the Black community linking abortion and her organization to Black genocide. Wattleton responded, “I don’t think a lot of people are yelling genocide anymore, because I’m Black. I’m in a watchdog position on these issues and no one should assume I’ve been co-opted. What better way is there to guard against those types of abuses?”

Wattleton then said that the Black community should be more concerned about quality of life than “increasing our numbers.”
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Faye Wattleton first Black president Planned Parenthood

Wattleton served as president of the abortion corporation for 14 years, where, among other radical abortion advances, she helped to legalize the sale of the RU-486 abortion pill in the United States. Under Wattleton’s leadership, Planned Parenthood’s budget grew from $90 million in 1978 to $384 million in 1990. For her service and dedication to the eugenics-minded organization, in 1992, Wattleton received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award. Despite Sanger’s known eugenics and Klan connections, Wattleton once referred to her as “[t]he great heroine of our time,” telling Hubbard News in 1979 that Sanger would be proud of Planned Parenthood’s progress.

But the idea that Blacks would no longer be targeted for eugenics because a Black woman was at the helm of a eugenics organization was short-lived. During Wattleton’s tenure at Planned Parenthood, she stated that supporters of Planned Parenthood contributed to the abortion giant to “keep the Black population down.” On CNN, in a debate with Bob Dornan, an outspoken pro-life member of the US House of Representatives, at that time, Wattleton, admitted, “As a matter of fact… we have received contributions from people who want to support us because they want all welfare mothers and all Black women to stop having children.”

And also clipped in the documentary film, Maafa21, below:

Wattleton went on to help form the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, she has been described by some in the media as “a pioneer, a crusader, a media star and a rebel of sorts.”

Today, many within the Black community still see abortion as a tool of eugenics, and the abortion statistics show that it has become a leading cause of death of Blacks in the nation. Margaret Sanger’s vision of limiting births among certain races may not have begun with abortion, but it appears to have led to abortion.

Tragically, today, as a result of Guttmacher continuing Sanger’s eugenics agenda by introducing abortion to Planned Parenthood, over 800 preborn children of all races die there every day from abortion.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Minority Empowerment Group Praises Former Planned Parenthood Prez

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Written by Saynsumthn Blog

A group which highlights the contributions of minorities has spotted a former Planned Parenthood president.

Faye Wattelton Minority Inventors

According to their website, Minority Inventors Empowerment was created in 1994 as a non profit organization geared to educate and bring full awareness of past, present future generations of the history of minorities.

On their Facebook page, which shows 96,858 likes, the group highlighted the contributions of Faye Wattelton, calling the former Black Planned Parenthood president an, “American Social Activist for women rights and gender equality.

They attempted to paint the advocate of abortion on demand as inspiring writing, “Alyce Faye Wattleton was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Louis. She was raised in a religious home her father was a minister and also worked as a factory worker…In New York she was exposed to the risks of botched abortions and suffering women faced during that phase in their lives. Faye began a passion for social activism this eventually led to her career in women’s health advocacy, eventually being named the Executive Director For Planned Parenthood of Miami Valley in 1970. From 1978 to 1992 Faye served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her career in leadership for the organization led to the non profit growth becoming the nation’s seventh largest nonprofit, providing services to four million Americans yearly. During her presidency at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, from 1978 to 1992, Wattleton transformed the organization into the politically engaged entity that it is today, while at the same time dramatically increasing its health-care services. Anticipating that the 1980s would bring many political challenges, Wattleton restructured the organization so that it could respond to the new environment created by the Ronald Reagan administration and the rise of the Religious Right. She also led Planned Parenthood’s growth as a health-care provider. By the time she left the organization, it had more than 170 affiliates in 49 states and Washington, D.C., and operated more than 800 health centers.”

Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions in the nation. They were founded in eugenic racism and place their centers in minority communities.

Faye Wattleton

During her tenure as Planned Parenthood’s Black president, Faye Wattleton, admitted that the organization received donations from people for racist reasons. In a debate with Senator Bob Dornan, Wattelton stated, “ As a matter of fact Mr. Dornan, if I may finish, we have received contributions from people who want to support us because they want all welfare mothers and all black women to stop having children.”

Go to .50 in this section from the documentary film Maafa21 to watch:

Planned Parenthood’s decision to place Wattelton, a Black woman, as their president was extremely strategic. The organization had been using Blacks for years to push their eugenics goals. In fact, there was plenty of discussion on how the image of Planned Parenthood as one that wanted to eliminate the Black race was portrayed within the Black community.

In February of 1966, Sidney A. Hessel of the Planned Parenthood League of New Haven [CT.] wrote to Planned Parenthood leader, Alan F. Guttmacher this letter (experts): “ Since the luncheon phase of the last board meeting I have been very much concerned. I do not know if your report was the bombshell to the others that it was to me, but the fact that the Urban League, NAACP, etc. were actively and vocally naming PP*WP [Planned Parenthood-World Population] a racist organization shocked me. I remember as long ago as 1935 hearing the then Catholic inspired reaction from the Negro community, “The whites want to keep our numbers down so they can rule us.” However, to hear this view point promulgated in 1966 by the leaders of the Negro group was a shock. More upsetting was the apparent acquiescent nod of the PP*WP spokesperson to the accusation. We can and should admit that our efforts have been geared toward the low socio-economic segment of the population-and probably the Negro population more than others…As to Negro board membership- Should a person be elected to the board because his skin is brown or yellow? Isn’t this also racism? Do the leaders of the Negro community have the time to give to Planned Parenthood over and above their other commitments? Let’s put the burden of cure on them and ask the leadership of the NAACP, CORE, the Urban League, etc. to submit names of qualified people to our nominating committee on the same basis as our affiliates…If we tell our story and stick to our viewpoint often enough we will be believed.

In a letter from Helen P. Stanford (ACSW) to Mrs. Anne Huppman, Executive Director Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland dated May 14,1968, Stanford tells Huppman , “The charge of Black Genocide as it relates to PP [Planned Parenthood] is being heard more frequently, and I suspect there will be much more of this kind of feeling. This makes it all the more important for us in PP [Planned Parenthood] to focus a great deal of our attention on ways to reach poor urban whites, to put greater emphasis on fostering maternal and child care facilities and to push toward developing social services for family planning by the community. If our services can move in this direction , we will begin to erase the image of birth control, as a planned way of limiting blacks.”

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Then the same year that Planned Parenthood World Population approved unanimously a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as proper medical procedures, they elect the first Negro as Chairman, Dr. Jerome H. Holland.

Holland pledged his support to the organization and said that those who called birth control a form of “genocide” , “Are not aware of the real meaning of Family Planning and its uses.”

Planned Parenthood then used this BLACK MAN to introduce abortion into the organization:
First BlackPP Prez

Frederick Osborn

That same year, Eugenics Society officer, Frederick Osborn, wrote, “Eugenic goals are most likely to be attained under a name other than eugenics

Osborn signed Margaret Sanger’s “Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood” published in her review in April of 1938.

To learn just how racist Planned Parenthood is – watch the full version of Maafa21 here.

Racist Founded Planned Parenthood used Black Chairman to introduce abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood introduces abortion, Planned Parenthood uses blacks with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member in good standing with the racist American Eugenics Society. Sanger had board members who were known for their racist writing and Sanger published many of those in her publications. Sanger called for parents to have a QUOTE: LICENSE TO BREED controlled by people who believed in her eugenic philosophy. She wanted all would be parents to go before her eugenic boards to request a “PERMIT TO BREED“.

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Margaret Sanger once said, “More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

In Margaret Sanger’s, “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” Feb 1919. Birth Control Review , Library of Congress Microfilm 131:0099B .
Sanger states, “Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.

Eugenists emphasize the mating of healthy couples for the conscious purpose of producing healthy children, the sterilization of the unfit to prevent their populating the world with their kind and they may, perhaps, agree with us that contraception is a necessary measure among the masses of the workers, where wages do not keep pace with the growth of the family and its necessities in the way of food, clothing, housing, medical attention, education and the like.

We who advocate Birth Control, on the other hand, lay all our emphasis upon stopping not only the reproduction of the unfit but upon stopping all reproduction when there is not economic means of providing proper care for those who are born in health.While I personally believe in the sterilization of the feeble-minded, the insane and syphilitic, I have not been able to discover that these measures are more than superficial deterrents when applied to the constantly growing stream of the unfitEugenics without Birth Control seems to us a house builded upon the sands. It is at the mercy of the rising stream of the unfit…

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Sanger also called for those who were poor and what she considered to be “morons and immoral‘ , to be shipped to colonies where they would live in “Farms and Open Spaces” dedicated to brainwashing these so-called “inferior types” into having what Sanger called, “Better moral conduct”.

I consider that the world and almost our civilization for the next twenty-five years, is going to depend upon a simple, cheap, safe contraceptive to be used in poverty stricken slums, jungles, and among the most ignorant people. Even this will not be sufficient, because I believe that now, immediately, there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population who are being encouraged to breed and would die out were the government not feeding them.
Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger, 1950

Under a Eugenics System, blacks and others deemed to be “Feebleminded or unfit” were sterilized by the state and Planned Parenthood was used by State Sterilization Boards to perform these surgeries. But when the idea of state sponsored Sterilization began to be challenged in court, Planned Parenthood had to resort to other methods- that being ABORTION. But…how would they do this since many within the black community saw birth control and abortion as genocide? They would use what Sanger had been siccessful with for years – they would use BLACKS themselves to introduce and promote abortion.

In 1929, 10 years before Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger Sanger created the Negro Project, the American Birth Control League (ABCL) laid the groundwork for a clinic in Harlem, a largely black section of New York City. It was the dawn of the Great Depression, and for blacks that meant double the misery. Blacks faced harsher conditions of desperation and privation because of widespread racial prejudice and discrimination. From the ABCL’s perspective, Harlem was the ideal place for this “experimental clinic,” which officially opened on November 21, 1930. Many blacks looked to escape their adverse circumstances and therefore did not recognize the eugenic undercurrent of the clinic. The clinic relied on the generosity of private foundations to remain in business.18 In addition to being thought of as “inferior” and disproportionately represented in the underclass, according to the clinic’s own files used to justify its “work,” blacks in Harlem:
• were segregated in an over-populated area (224,760 of 330,000 of greater New York’s black population lived in Harlem during the late 1920s and 1930s);
• comprised 12 percent of New York City’s population, but accounted for 18.4 percent of New York City’s unemployment;
• had an infant mortality rate of 101 per 1000 births, compared to 56 among whites;
• had a death rate from tuberculosis—237 per 100,000—that was highest in central Harlem, out of all of New York City.19
Although the clinic served whites as well as blacks, it “was established for the benefit of the colored people.” Sanger wrote this in a letter to Dr. W. E. Burghardt DuBois,20 one of the day’s most influential blacks. A sociologist and author, he helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 to improve the living conditions of black Americans. ( SOURCE: The Negro project, Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Plan for Black Americans, by Tanya L. Green)

In 1932- Sanger entitled the June 1932 Birth Control Review “ The Negro Number” and she recruited black leaders to contribute articles in support of eugenic the cause. NAACP founder, WEB Du Bois, wrote, (and Sanger often quoted), “ The mass of ignorance Negroes still bred carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fir, and least able to rear children properly.” ( Source Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington, p. 197, quoting W.E.B. DuBois, Birth Control Review (June 1932), p.166)

In 1939 Margaret Sanger wrote this to Clarence Gamble, “ It seems to me from my experience . . . in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas, that while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table. . . . They do not do this with the white people, and if we can train the Negro doctor at the clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and with knowledge, which, I believe, will have far-reaching results. . . . His work, in my opinion, should be entirely with the Negro profession and the nurses, hospital, social workers, as well as the County’s white doctors. His success will depend upon his personality and his training by us. The minister’s work is also important, and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation, as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members (Sanger, 1939, December 19). This statement, letter to Clarence J. Gamble, M.D., Planned Parenthood Website. )

In 1939, the ABCL and Sanger’s Clinical Research Bureau merged to form the Birth Control Federation of America (BFCA). Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, previously a director of the ABCL, was elected the BCFA regional director in the South. Almost immediately, he drew up a memorandum for his plans for the “Negro Project.” Gamble’s plan included placing black leaders in positions where it would appear that they were in charge (in order to counter the perception by black leaders who might regard birth control as an extermination plot). Sanger agreed: “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” ( SOURCE: Eugenics part of Sanger legacy by Mary Senander , Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), October 14, 1993 )

In 1940, Sanger’s Birth Control Federation of America, which became Planned Parenthood Federation of American in 1942, established a Division of Negro Service to oversee the Negro Project and to implement Sanger’s educational outreach to African Americans nationally. Sponsored by Sanger’s fundraising efforts and directed by Florence Rose, the division provided black organizations across the country with Planned Parenthood literature, set up local educational exhibits, facilitated local and national public relations, and employed an African-American doctor, Mae McCarroll, to lobby medical groups and teach contraceptive techniques to other black doctors.
( Source: Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood Founder , http://www.plannedparenthood.org )

In 1944, The division of Negro Services was only partially successful in stimulating Negro interest during the period 1940-43…The Planned Parenthood Federation highers a “ Negro Consultant” , and a bi-racial planning committee was formed in order to obtain the advice and help of Negroes for the National Program. Negro members added to National Board. Representation on National, Field , Public Information , and Medical Committees. ( SOURCE: Florence Rose Collection: Box 24 Folder 9, “Highlights of 1944-45 Program” on work with Negroes: printed material, 1945, 1944, Sophie Smith Collection, Smith College)

By 1945, The Planned Parenthood Federation adds additional Negro Professional workers on staff. Also, three Negroes on DC Board, and they noted that the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were in the process of adding Negro members. In addition, literature kits for Negro Health Week were distributed to several hospitals, individual Negro colleges, Negro Doctors and teachers, Negro organizations, Negro newspapers and editors, and Negro ministers. The Washington DC League employed a Negro Consultant to work with the Executive in interpreting “the program” to local Negro groups. In Kansas City, MO. And Chester, PA, and Columbus, Ohio a bi-racial committee for interpreting Planned Parenthood was developed. In Camden, NJ PP initiated an intense educational campaign to interpret planned parenthood to Negroes and ot secure cooperation of leaders. The Members of the NJ Board voted to add Negroes to its board. Negroes were also appointed to the board in New York City.
( SOURCE: Florence Rose Collection: Box 24 Folder 9, “Highlights of 1944-45 Program” on work with Negroes: printed material, 1945, 1944, Sophie Smith Collection, Smith College)

Also in 1945, top ranking Pathologist, Dr. Julian Lewis wrote an article in The Negro Digest entitled: Can the Negro Afford Birth Control. Lewis makes the argument that Blacks need to increase their birth rate in order to survive as a people. He calls the doctrine to further the practice of birth control among blacks, “misguided.” (P.19) He said that one of the most alarming threats to the birth rate of Negroes comes from another direction, “ a new movement that has been initiated to promote the practice of birth control among Negroes.” He, unlike other Black leaders of his day, gives Planned Parenthood the benefit of the doubt where their motives regarding birth control are concerned. “ The aims of this birth control group, Planned Parenthood, are as a whole, lofty.”

Among Planned Parenthood’s goals for 1946: Continue to interpret Planned Parenthood to the Negro groups as a positive health and welfare resource.
Take part in the convention of the
• National Negro Nurses Association
• National Negro Insurance Assoc
• Parent-teachers Assoc.
• National Medical Association
• National Association of Hospitals

( SOURCE: Florence Rose Collection: Box 24 Folder 9, “Highlights of 1944-45 Program” on work with Negroes: printed material, 1945, 1944, Sophie Smith Collection, Smith College)

By the 1960’s, blacks were seeing abortion and birth control as genocide: Planned Parenthood recruited NAACP members to push Sanger’s Negro Project”

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NAACP Pro-choice

2004 – Article NAACP endorses abortion, Sanger’s grandson speaks (Read here)

In 1966, Planned Parenthood president, Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher praised the advice of Cecil Newman, the publisher of the Minnesota Spokesman and former board member of Planned Parenthood of Minneapolis, concerning Guttmacher’s concern that blacks viewed Planned Parenthood and birth control as genocide. In a letter dated February 18,1966, from a mutual friend, Daryl Feldmeir managing editor of the Minneapolis Tribune, Newman offered this suggestion, which Guttmacher wholeheartedly approved, “If I were Dr. Guttmacher, I would find some of the top Negro clergymen with large congregations to serve on my board. They really command respect.” On March 7th of the same year, Guttmacher thanks Newman, “Our mutual friend, Daryle M. Feldmeir, wrote me that he had discussed with you my concern about the racist reaction which seems to be springing up regarding Planned Parenthood. Actually the groups that seem the most vocal do not seem to be connected with the Black Muslim movement, to wit, the group of students at Berkley, calling themselves EROS and the NAACP in Philadelphia under the leadership of Cecil Moore.” Guttmacher goes on to acknowledge Newman’s suggestion of placing clergymen on the board and asks him to submit three names. ( SOURCE: March 7, 1966 Letter from Alan F. Guttmacher to Mr. Cecil Newman and February 18,1966 letter from Daryle M. Feldmeir to Alan F. Guttmacher located in the Planned Parenthood Federation Papers, Black Attitudes from 1962, copied from the Sophie Smith Collection, Sophie Smith College , Box 107/Folder 11)

In a letter dated March 7, 1966, Planned Parenthood President, Alan F. Guttmacher wrote to Mr. William Searle, VP of Marketing of the CD Searle Company telling him that he had been picketed by a group of very attractive young men, and noted that this was “just one of several manifestations of increasing racist apprehension in regard to birth control by minority groups, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans.” Guttmacher had a solution, he continued, “I am seriously considering adding to my staff a minority relations man or women from one of the minority groups, and since the largest is the Negro, probably someone of the Negro race. It would be his task to work not only with the conventional groups like the NAACP, CORE, etc. but actively to confront three militant groups and see whether or not we couldn’t persuade them of the error of their ways.” Guttmacher then tells Searle that the “only thing holding me back is the lack of money.” Guttmacher than asks is Searle would be interested in supporting “such a unit”. (SOURCE: March 7,1966 letter from Alan F. Guttmacher to Mr. William L. Searle located in the Planned Parenthood Federation Papers, Black Attitudes from 1962, copied from the Sophie Smith Collection, Sophie Smith College , Box 107/Folder 11)

In February of 1966, Sidney A. Hessel of the Planned Parenthood League of New Haven [CT.] wrote to Alan F. Guttmacher this letter (experts):
Since the luncheon phase of the last board meeting I have been very much concerned. I do not know if your report was the bombshell to the others that it was to me, but the fact that the Urban League, NAACP, etc. were actively and vocally naming PP*WP [Planned Parenthood-World Population] a racist organization shocked me. I remember as long ago as 1935 hearing the then Catholic inspired reaction from the Negro community, “The whites want to keep our numbers down so they can rule us.” However, to hear this view point promulgated in 1966 by the leaders of the Negro group was a shock. More upsetting was the apparent acquiescent nod of the PP*WP spokesperson to the accusation. We can and should admit that our efforts have been geared toward the low socio-economic segment of the population-and probably the Negro population more than others…As to Negro board membership- Should a person be elected to the board because his skin is brown or yellow? Isn’t this also racism? Do the leaders of the Negro community have the time to give to Planned Parenthood over and above their other commitments? Let’s put the burden of cure on them and ask the leadership of the NAACP, CORE, the Urban League, etc. to submit names of qualified people to our nominating committee on the same basis as our affiliates…If we tell our story and stick to our viewpoint often enough we will be believed.” ( SOURCE: March 8,1966 Letter from Alan F. Guttmacher to Mrs. Sidney A. Hessel and February 24,1966 letter from Bea Hessell to Alan F. Guttmacher located in the Planned Parenthood Federation Papers, Black Attitudes from 1962, copied from the Sophie Smith Collection, Sophie Smith College , Box 107/Folder 11:)

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So…by 1968, Planned Parenthood took this advice and appointed a BLACK MAN to sit as the Chairman of the organization:

First BlackPP Prez

Planned Parenthood then used this BLACK MAN to introduce abortion into the organization:

In 1968, Planned Parenthood World Population approved unanimously a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as proper medical procedures. It called for the legalization of both. They elect the first Negro as Chairman, Dr. Jerome H. Holland. Holland pledged his support to the organization and said that those who called birth control a form of “genocide” , “ Are not aware of the real meaning of Family Planning and its uses.” His comments came after the Pittsburgh NAACP criticized family planners in 1967 as bent on trying to keep the Negro birth rate as low as possible.

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In 1968-NCAAP Health Policies and Resolutions Report 1992-2003
Quote: NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) made these statements in their Health and Policies resolutions Report, “Whereas, the NAACP has supported equal access to family planning materials and information since 1968 and whereas today women of color see abortion at rates higher than their percentage in the population, and overwhelmingly describe themselves as pro-choice in public opinion surveys, and whereas, on April 25,2004 thousands of pro-choice supporters will gather in Washington, DC for the “March” to demonstrate their support for the right to choice, and whereas, a woman denied the right to control her own body is denied equal protection of the law…therefore be it resolved that the NCAAP adds its endorsement and support for the “March” and urges all who believe in equal rights to attend.”

Some in the NAACP could see thru the Planned Parenthood racist agenda:

On December 4, 1967, Charles Greenlee chairman of the health committee of the Pittsburgh NAACP and Pittsburgh NAACP President, Byrd Brown, a black attorney, charged at a news conference that Planned Parenthood was keeping the Negro birth rate down. They said the agency was soliciting Negro women to take the pill. Planned Parenthood denied the charges. ( SOURCE: The Titusville Herald: The Problem of Black Birth Control, 10/7/1968; P. 7)

IN 1968-Planned Parenthood World Population approved unanimously a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as proper medical procedures. It called for the legalization of both. They elect the first Negro as Chairman, Dr. Jerome H. Holland. Holland pledged his support to the organization and said that those who called birth control a form of “genocide” , “ Are not aware of the real meaning of Family Planning and its uses.” His comments came after the Pittsburgh NAACP criticized family planners in 1967 as bent on trying to keep the Negro birth rate as low as possible. ( SOURCE: New York Times, Abortion and Sterilization Win Support of Planned Parenthood; Proper Medical Procedures, Agency Says — Asks End of Laws Forbidding Them :11/14/1968)

In 1962, the National Urban League rescinded its support of contraception, and so did many local NAACP chapters (1)
Twenty-eight percent of the Blacks surveyed in the late 1960’s agreed that “ encouraging blacks to use birth control is comparable to trying to eliminate this group from society” (2) (Source(1) Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington, Page 198,)quoting Simon M. Caron, “Birth Control and the Black Community in the 1960’s: Genocide or Power Politics?” Journal of Social History 31, no. 3 (Spring 1998): 550 SOURCE (2) “ Birth Control: Losing clinics intended to eliminate the Black Population, or, Did they see the threat of Negroes?” US News and World Report 63 ( August 7,1969): 11, 24-25.)

At a meeting of the Council of Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Committee in 1965, Cecil Moore, president of the local NAACP chapter, condemned a Planned Parenthood program for northern Philadelphia because 70 percent of the population was black. Labeling the plan “replete with everything to help the Negroes commit race suicide,” Moore convinced the committee to table the proposal. Around the same time, Donald A. Bogue, a Chicago activist, reported that the birthrate of blacks in Chicago had fallen from 39.4 per thousand births in 1960 to 29.1 per thousand births in 1965. Although Bogue deemed this decline a breakthrough in family planning, some blacks considered it evidence that contraception was a front to eliminate the black population.(9)… By the late 1960s, a survey found that 28 percent of the blacks questioned agreed that “Encouraging blacks to use birth control is comparable to trying to eliminate this group from society.” In Cleveland, Ohio, militant blacks burned down a contraceptive clinic after labeling its activities “black genocide.”(16)… Jesse Jackson did not actively oppose birth control, yet he did question the “timing” of the population control hysteria in the 1960s: “That this issue should surface simultaneously with the emergence of blacks and other nonwhites as a meaningful force in the nation and the world appears more than coincidental.”… Langston Hughes, American poet and novelist, wondered in 1965 through his renowned character Simple why all of sudden the government had millions of dollars for contraceptives for people of color in India, China, Africa, and Harlem.(25) (SOURCE: Journal of Social History, Birth control and the black community in the 1960s: genocide or power politics?, by Simone M. Caron, (Spring 1998) Simone M. Caron is an associate professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She has studied the history of abortion. Contact 336-758-5556, caron@wfu.edu.

In September 1965 the NAACP opposed a $91,000 federal grant for the dissemination of birth control information in North Philadelphia. The NAACP charged Planned Parenthood, which had applied for the grant, with attempting to “help Negroes commit racial suicide.” Although many blacks believed the pill was a benevolent technological advance, black nationalists tended to regard it as a symbol of genocide. A Planned Parenthood official explained to Ebony magazine: “Many Negro women have told our workers, There are two kinds of pills – one for white women and one for us…and the one for us causes sterilization.’” This kind of paranoia frustrated and angered birth control activists. (SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer September 29,1965, as quoted in The Pill: A Prescription for Equality, The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History Part 3 Make Love, Not War: by David Allyn, Little Brown and Company, 2000, P. 40 )

In 1967 Dr. Charles Greenlee, Pittsburgh branch of the NAACPcharges that Planned Parenthood was promoting “genocide” by aiming its work at reducing the black population. “ Planned Parenthood has other functions which aren’t used in the poverty neighborhoods at all- infertility clinics, spaced parenthood programs. The only one that they bring in the black neighborhoods in birth control.” ( SOURCE: The Moring Herald, Uniotown, PA: Civil Rights Group critical of Clinics: 12/29/1967)

In 1968- William “Bouie” Haden and other Negro militants accused Planned Parenthood of propagating “black genocide.” “The idea,” says Dr. Charles E. Greenlee, a Negro physician and a member of Haden’s group, “is to make less niggers so they won’t have to build houses for them.” Greenlee is chairman of the Health Committee is the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP On December 4th of Last Year, He and Pittsburgh NAACP President, Byrd Brown , a Negro attorney, charged at a news conference that Planned Parenthood was keeping the Negro birth rate down. Greenlee and Brown also charged that the clinics were a not sanitary and lacked privacy. They said the agency was soliciting Negro women to take the Pill. The said the agency was soliciting Negro women to take The Pill. Planned Parenthood denied the charges. “If we keep producing, they’re either going to have to kill us or grant us full citizenship. The Negro’s birth rate is the only weapon he has. When he reaches 21 he can vote.” Greenlee also expounds his views on birth control in “The Thrust.” the weekly newspaper published by Haden’s United Movement for Progress and one of the projects made possible by a $12.000 grant to the 3.700-member group from the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. “Planned Parenthood should treat the black people the same as whites.” Haden says. “You know as well as I do that white people would not let birth control clinics be set up in their neighborhoods. But there are clinics located in the white Swissvale and Sewickley areas of the city.” ( SOURCE: The Problem of Black Birth Control THE TITUSVILLE HERALD, TITUSVILLE, PENNA, PAGE SEVEN: OCTOBER 7,1968)

IN 1970- Julian Bond, had become the director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which he helped found. At the time of the speech, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Conference Education Fund, of the Advisory Board of the proposed Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta NAACP. Bond suggested that the intense interest in the ‘population bomb” could lead to genocide of black Americans and other poor people. Bond in a commencement speech at Syracuse University, begins, ”If Mother Nature don’t get you, then Father Time will.” Now Dr. Ehrlich hastens to assure us that in spite of the fact that some of the white people who are talking up population control do mean population control of blacks, or the poor, or the Indians, like most racist plots this one is incompetent. Unfortunately, the good Doctor’s assurance does little to comfort me; rather it heightens my fear.My experience and knowledge teach me that the most racist plots have been dreadfully efficient, even when incompetent. The facts are overwhelmingly clear. The United Sates is a racist, imperialist nation. Those are the facts which will not be changed by the efforts of all here…Without the proper perspective, for instance, the Population Bomb becomes a theoretical hammer in the hands of angry, frightened, and powerful racists, to hold over the heads of Black people , as the ultimate justification for genocide. But because you might accuse me of alarmism, let me take a moment to examine the question. The Black people have legitimate cause for alarm…If Black people were threatened with genocide in the United States because of the problems of population, what should the federal government be expected to do?…The Nixon administration [ who issued the Commission on Population Control and the American Future, under Rockefeller] has already made one thing perfectly clear: Black votes are dispensable to this administration. Might not that also mean black people are equally dispensable?…I am inclined to raise the question as pointedly as possible. Do we, as black people, have legitimate cause for alarm? Has genocide ever been tried before? Yes it has. Has the United States government demonstrated its commitment to the defense of the interests of Black people? It has not. Do we have legitimate cause for alarm? I believe we do.” ( SOURCE: Transcript, Commencement address delivered at Syracuse University by Julian Bond on June 6,1970)

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Given the racist history of Planned Parenthood’s founder and her connections to the Klan and the Eugenics Society, do we think for a moment that nominating a black prez was a noble move by the organization?

Planned Parenthood’s top award is called the Margaret Sanger Award, despite the fact that Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366 Read it here http://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)

ALSO READ: Guttmacher’s Eugenics founders: Alan Guttmacher, Frederick Jaffe, Dr. Joseph Beasley

Who are the UNFIT which Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger was talking about? Find out in the powerful documentary Maafa21 in exposing the 21st Century Black Genocide (Clip below)


The Eugenics links to Sanger and Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood invites the Director of the American Eugenics Society to speak at it’s luncheon. Robert C. Cook was invited to speak at the meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the objectives of Planned Parenthood…but…don’t take my word for it: Read the article yourself here:

(Source:Schenectady Gazette – Oct 20, 1958)

Professor Henry P. Fairchild: Former Past President of the American Eugenics Society was also a Vice President of Planned Parenthood….but…don’t take my word for it: Read the article yourself – here
( SOURCE: Schenectady Gazette – Dec 5, 1951)

Vice Chairman of the American Birth Control League brags that birth control was accepted by the “most distinguished” of the Eugenics Society- here
(SOURCE: The Miami News – Nov 21, 1921)

(LBJ) Lyndon B. Johnson accepts the Margaret Sanger Award and it is mentioned that Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman are co-chairs of a Planned Parenthood honorary council- here
( SOURCE: Lodi News-Sentinel – Oct 10, 1966)

1947- Margaret Sanger says that women should stop having babies because there won’t be enough food to feed them otherwise. ( Have we heard that recently?) well -that was in 1947 and women continued to pro-create…did we all starve? Just checking?
Read article here

(SOURCE: The Evening Independent – Jul 2, 1947)

NAACP – accused Planned Parenthood clinics of “genocide’ – here
( SOURCE: The Pittsburgh Press – Dec 14, 1967)

And here

There is some suspicion in a New England black community surveyed that family planning programs are forms of black genocide, a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts found. (SOURCE: Genocide Fears of Blacks Found in Birth Plan Study 4/11/1971)

Margaret Sanger helped Bermuda set up birth control clinics when they discovered there was a huge increase in the Negro Population – ( Times Daily – Jun 16, 1937) here

Margaret Sanger concerned that the Well-to-do is using Birth Control while the “feeble minded” are not. She urges that birth control gets legalized so that these “unskilled” , “sub-normal” and “feeble minded” will not out-number the “intellectuals” (The Pittsburgh Press – Dec 30, 1928) Here

In 1962, Vice President of the American Eugenics Society at the time, Dr. Alan Guttmacher wants abortion laws patterned after Sweden and other nations. One reason they list to allow abortions is :EUGENIC ! Also- Guttmacher at this point says he does NOT BELIEVE that abortion should be left up to the patient or their doctor, rather it should be up to “Special Board” to approve the abortion. (Eugenic Board, perhaps?) ( The Miami News – Aug 12, 1962) Read Here ( Alan Guttmacher is a former Vice President of The American Eugenics Society and a Former President of Planned Parenthood)

For more on Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s attitude toward eugenics and race- watch Maafa21


Black President quiet on death of Black woman at Planned Parenthood, uses Planned Parenthood ad to get votes !

Posted in Black Women, Obama, Planed Parenthood abortion death with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by saynsumthn

Politico is reporting that President Obama’s campaign, started airing this new ad in eight of them this morning – a spot that hits Mitt Romney hard over calling for defunding Planned Parenthood.

The ad features a series of women talking about Romney, beginning with one calling him “really out of touch with the average woman’s health issues.” The next one begins, “This is not the 1950s. Contraception is so important to women…”

And then, “I don’t remember anyone as extreme as Romney.” The final line is from the woman featured at the beginning saying, “I think Romney would definitely drag us back.”

The ad is cut with footage of Romney saying at a campaign stop he would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, and telling an interviewer “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”

Obama’s Planned Parenthood ad comes days after a 24-year-old African-American was left to bleed to death following her abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. Reaves underwent a dilation and evacuation (D & E) abortion at 11:00 a.m. on July 20, 2012. Following the abortion, she experienced bleeding, but it wasn’t until 4:30 p.m. — five and a half hours later — that she was transported by a Chicago Fire Department ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to a report from CBS Radio affiliate WBBM.

Seven hours later, she was dead.

Emergency 911 documents obtained of the day reveal that Planned Parenthood did not call 911 on the day 24-year old Tonya Reaves died after having an abortion at the facility.

Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act show [PDF] that only one call to 911 was made on Friday, July 20 from the building located at 18 S. Michigan, which houses Planned Parenthood and several other tenants.

What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let her lie there for over five hours before they called an ambulance.


Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher, is calling on Cook County Illinois State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez, to immediately launch an investigation into the death of Tonya Reaves. He says the investigation is necessary to determine if criminal charges are warranted under the state’s “depraved indifference murder” statutes.

Crutcher says, “It is clear that Tonya’s life was less important to these people than the public relations hit they might take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so they just watched her bleed out. Imagine that the Chicago police shoot a 24-year-old man and leave him lying in the street without calling an ambulance. If that young man bleeds to death a few hours later, the public would be demanding that charges be brought against the officers involved whether the shooting was justified or not. And rightly so. Well, that certainly appears to mirror what happened here.”

Crutcher also asked why the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world have been so uncharacteristically quiet, “These guys were willing to move heaven and earth to get justice for Trayvon Martin, but they write off Tonya Reeves like she never existed. Someone needs to ask these two why they think Trayvon’s life counts more than Tonya’s. Is it because she was killed by a group of people they happen to like?”

In calling for the investigation, Crutcher stated that, “If it can be shown that this young woman might have survived if emergency treatment had not been withheld from her for more than five hours, then this was not an accident and it was not medical malpractice. It was a homicide. And those responsible should be on the evening news wearing handcuffs and leg irons.”

It is very interesting that a BLACK PRESIDENT who claims to be for the “little guy”, has been silent on the death of this black abortion patient Tonya Reaves….yet…to garnish more votes, Obama will use an ad created by Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!
Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )

The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year. ( More in this here)

Perhaps there is a effort to cover up this death as Democrats are so cozy with the Eugenics founded Planned Parenthood… After Tonya Reaves bled to death a legal group is charging that Chicago authorities are violating their state’s public records procedures by refusing to release documentation about the incident.

Allison K. Aranda, a senior staff counsel for the California-based Life Legal Defense Foundation, confirmed that a formal public records request for Reaves’ autopsy report was made in writing July 23 by a staff member for Operation Rescue.

The attorney said a caller from the medical examiner’s office told Operation Rescue the request was being rejected because OR did not have family authorization or a subpoena.

However, according to Life Legal, “Illinois law specifically states that all records in the custody or possession of a public body are presumed to be open to inspection or copying, and nowhere does the state exempt autopsy reports from compliance. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guide for Law Enforcement published July 12, 2012 by the Attorney General’s Office specifically states that autopsy reports are public records and should be released. A 2010 Illinois Public Access Counselor review also stated clearly that autopsy reports in the files of the medical examiner are within the provenance of FOIA and concluded that, “the reports are public records and should be released.”

“The medical examiner’s office has no basis to deny my client’s request for the autopsy report involving the deceased Tonya Reaves,” explained Aranda, who called for immediate compliance from the medical examiner.

What did the election of the first black (Democrat) President give us? The rise of black Republicans !

Posted in Black Conservative with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

Election 2010 surprise: rise of black Republicans
By Allen C. Guelzo Sep 3, 2010

Gettysburg, Pa. – In June, a Charleston businessman named Tim Scott won the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, defeating Paul Thurmond, the son of state political legend Strom Thurmond, with nearly 70 percent of the primary vote.

And Tim Scott is black.

Even more surprising, Mr. Scott’s platform is a repudiation of Barack Obama’s agenda. He promises to support a repeal of the health-care law, simplify the tax code, and cut federal spending. Overall, the GOP has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates for federal office, including Ryan Frazier in Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District and Vernon Parker in Arizona’s Third Congressional District.

And as the economy loses steam, and President Obama’s poll numbers sag, the ultimate humiliation in this summer of Democratic discontent is to find Republicans trumpeting 2010 as “The Year of the Black Republicans.”

A trend with historic roots

This trend defies modern identity politics. In the 2008 election, 95 percent of black voters chose Obama. Yet the attraction between blacks and the Republican Party is not so strange as it seems.

For a century after emancipation in 1863, black voters routinely lined up behind the Republican Party as the party of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. Republican presidents held open federal patronage appointments as virtually the only public offices open to Southern blacks during the Jim Crow decades. Republicans in Congress sponsored civil rights legislation in 1866, 1871, 1875, and 1957, plus the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill in 1918. In the 1930s, as New Deal Democrats began cultivating African-Americans, the Republican hold on African-American voters began to fracture. It broke down completely in the 1960s after Democratic President Lyndon Johnson endorsed the civil rights and voting rights legislation of 1964 and 1965. In 1964, 94 percent of black voters lined up behind Johnson, and every Democratic candidate since has enjoyed strong black support.

But today, many blacks have different hot-button issues: school choice, job creation, family values. And on these issues, black voters have not been well served by the Democratic leadership. After the 2004 presidential election, Democratic pollster Ron Lester warned that “there is a lot of compatibility and similarity between a lot of the positions that black folks take in terms of social issues and issues advocated by the Republicans.”

Not that this triggered any great shift among black voters. John Kerry captured 88 percent of their support in the 2004 presidential election.

But Democratic pollsters noticed uneasily that Mr. Kerry’s percentage had slipped two points from Al Gore’s percentage of the black vote in 2000, and in swing states like Ohio in 2004, the percentage of black voters pulling the Republican lever went from 9 percent to 16 percent. The Obama candidacy reversed that slippage. But the Scott nomination may be a small reminder that the mere presence of Obama as the first black Democratic president may not be enough to satisfy African-American restlessness with Obama’s party.

What have Democrats done for blacks lately? With black unemployment at 15.6 percent, African-Americans are questioning what Democrats have done for them. What’s more, this year’s black Republican candidates were far from being upper-middle-class racial mascots. Scott grew up in a poor Charleston neighborhood with a divorced mother who worked double shifts as a nurse’s assistant. Vernon Parker (who lost his August primary) was born to a single mother in Houston, and grew up in California with his grandmother, a housekeeper.

Still, black Republicans will have to face four decades of skepticism about GOP bona fides on race, not to mention the opposition of a Democratic party with the first African-American president as its head. But the most important question they’ll face from black voters will be the one they’ve posed themselves to Barack Obama and his party: “What have you done for us lately?” Only if the new black Republicans can answer that question will the pendulum of black political loyalties fully swing.

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, and the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President.”

Bill Marcy

Marilyn Jackson, Candidate for Texas State Representative in Austin’s District 51, speaks at the Austin Coalition for Life Maafa 21 Movie night in Austin, Texas.

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Here is why so many Black Candidates are Pro-Life- watch Maafa21 and see the racism in abortion:

Another “Progressive” making racial stereotypes: Maher: Obama Not Acting Like A “Real Black” President

Posted in Left Double Standard, Obama, Politics, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

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