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Controlling Black Population: Conspiracy Theory or Fact?

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Below is a list of quotes from the past – YOU DECIDE !

The number of contraceptive clinics rose from 34 in 1930 to 803 in 1942. In three states North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama- public health authorities have taken the most lead in bringing birth control clinics to rural areas, where they are the most needed. ( SOURCE: An American Dilemma; the Negro problem and Modern Democracy by: Gunnar Myrdal, 1944; Harper and Brothers Publishers; New York P. 178)

In 1942 the name of the Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League, was changed to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and has most of it’s clinics in minority neighborhoods.

In 1958, State Representative of Mississippi David H Glass sponsored a sterilization bill.
He was angered by black women who made it a business to give birth to illegitimate children and collected welfare assistance for them. Glass wanted to “ stop, or slow down, such traffic at its source.” According to Mississippi’s The Delta Democrat-Times, Glass said it was designed to limit the number if illegitimate Negro children. Four times more Black children than Whites were receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children in Mississippi in the early 60’s. ( SOURCE: Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American by Robert G. Weisbord: Greenwoord Press, 1975; PP. 141-142 and The Delta Democrat-Times, Bill would have unwed mothers sterilized: 2/7/1958; P2)

In 1960, Nelson A Howard, JR. , Pasadena Planned Parenthood Committee, Drive Chairman, said,
For every 1000 unwanted pregnancies Planned Parenthood helps avoid in indigent families, tax payers save more than a million dollars a year.” ( In 1965, He was named area co-chairman of the second nationwide campaign of Planned Parenthood- World Population)
( SOURCE: Pasadena Independent: Tax Saving cited by Birth Club: 2/4/1960, P. 19)

As [ Margaret] Sanger , ( Founder of Planned Parenthood), allied herself with the burgeoning eugenics movement, the call for birth control veered away from its radical, feminist origins to include programs to regulate the poor, immigrants and blacks, based on theories of genetic inferiority and social degeneracy. Some blacks of the period, including the nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, opposed birth control as a form of “race suicide.” ( SOURCE: Alan Guttmacher, Family Planning Perspectives, Volume 32, Number 2, March/April 2000 :Forum: Black Women and the Pill, By Dorothy Roberts )

In 1965, Langston Hughes wrote in his column, “ White folks are not thinking about being sterilized, neither in war nor peace. It is India, China, Africa and Harlem they is considering- 300 million dollars worth of birth control for us! You know I really do believe white folks has got something up their sleeve for colored folks. Yes, they has.” ( SOURCE: Population Explosion, by Langston Hughes, NY Post : 12/10/1965)

In 1965, At the White House Conference on Civil Rights sponsored by Lyndon Johnson, Cecil Moore of the NAACP, made this attack on population control, “ And I have noticed that every time that we talk about population and planned parenthood, the only country I find that wants to limit poverty by limiting the poor- they always want to do it in Africa and South America and Asia , but I never heard them talk about doing it in Paris or England. Then I hope I am not belaboring the point, but don’t take that away from Negroes because we don’t have much else.” ( SOURCE: The Historical Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1 ( Mar., 1998) pp. 259-282, The 1966 White House Conference on Civil Rights, by Kevin L. Yuill, quoting transcript records of the WHCCR)

In 1968, this was reported in the Press-Courier: Many black militants also see the government’s participation in birth control programs as “black genocide.” As one militant put it to this column: “Whitey is trying to get us before we’re born.”
In some U. S. cities, the government finances clinics where disadvantaged persons get instruction in family planning and are given contraceptives free of charge. In other places,
Government finances programs to promote birth control.
( SOURCE: THE PRESS-COURIER, PAGE FOUR Thursday, Sept, 12, 1968)

In a March 1968 article in Ebony Magazine, Douglas Stewart, Director of the National Office of Community Relations of Planned Parenthood spoke of the fear of genocide against blacks, “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 is a very real fear for some women’” (SOURCE: Ebony Magazine, Birth Control and the Negro Woman, By Mary Smith: March 1968; PP. 29-37 )

In December of 1969, President Richard Nixon’s White House Conference on Food and Nutrition, was a farce. Not only did it dash the hopes of the hungry in a way unprecedented, it also succeeded in advancing- against strong sentiments of the poor at the conference- the administration’s own program of imposing birth control on the Blackpoor . ..His [ Nixon’s] primary concern was obviously toward reducing the number of hungry-not hunger itself.
There appeared inadvertently in the press room during the first morning of the conference a working paper of the panel on the “Pregnant and Nursing Women and Infants”, which was the first panel under a section titled “Establishing Guidelines for the Nutrition of Vulnerable Groups ( With Special Reference to the Poor).” …First and foremost , that panel was following the same wish devoutly expressed by the President, himself: Birth Control. What this panel concocted for tacit approval and adoption by the conference of poor and hungry people was a cleverly phrased recommendation that Congress pass a law providing for:
Making birth control information and devices available to any and all girls over the age of 13 who requested them , with or without the permission of parents.
Mandatory abortion for any such unmarried girl found to be pregnant and within the first three months of that pregnancy
Mandatory sterilization of any such girl giving birth out of wedlock for a second time.
A look at the panel itself showed only one black person present</strong
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer asked whether she would favor such birth control measures proposed by Dr. Lowe’s panel, she responded with shock and disappointment, “ What? What are you talking about? Birth Control? I didn’t come here to talk about birth control. I came here to get some food to feed poor, hungry people. Where are they carrying on that kind of talk?

( SOURCE: The Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America, by Samuel F. Yette, Cottage Book, 1971; PP.109-115)

In a 1970, in a commencement speech at Syracuse University, Julian Bond, said this as 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.( SOURCE: Transcript, Commencement address delivered at Syracuse University by Julian Bond on June 6,1970)

In 1970, Paul Ehrlich , author of The Population Bomb, made this statement after the The Black Caucus withdrew from the First National Congress on Optimum Population and Environment,
When you run a white racist society, the minority is bound to express nervousness. If you’re a black man and white are talking about birth control, it’s natural for you to conclude that they mean to control black population.” (SOURCE: The Register: Blacks couldn’t cope with COPE: 6/15/1970)

In a recent survey of 500 black Americans, only half believed that the government tells the truth about the safety and side effects of new birth control methods.
Birth control conspiracy theories still affect the use of birth control by black men and women, according to a study reported in the latest issue of the journal Health Education and Behavior.
One-third of participants of the telephone survey said that medical institutions use poor and minority people as “guinea pigs”to try out new birth control methods, according to study authors Sheryl Thorburn of Oregon State University and Laura Bogart of the Rand Corporation. Substantial numbers of those surveyed also believed that the government uses birth control as a way to control the black population in America. Almost a quarter of those surveyed agreed that “poor and minority women are sometimes forced to be sterilized by the government”, while 22 percent agreed that “the government’s family planning policies are intended to control the number of Black people.
( SOURCE: Health Behavior News Service , Conspiracy Theories Affect Birth Control Use by Black Men and Women , By Becky Ham, Science Writer: 8/9/2005)
Study:Conspiracy beliefs about birth control: barriers to pregnancy prevention among African Americans of reproductive age. Health Education & Behavior

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