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Topic - Margaret Sanger
"Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire" (Web, May 5) states that "between 2007 and 2010, nearly 36 percent of all abortions in the United States were performed on black children, even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of our population."
Recent articles have reported on an unearthed video from 1947 of Margaret Sanger demanding "no more babies" for 10 years in developing countries.
Her name is Naomi, and she has not yet been born. If mom and dad have guessed correctly, she is about 28 weeks old. The pregnancy growth trackers suggest that Naomi is the size of an eggplant, beginning to breathe on her own, and capable of sucking her own toes.
Essence magazine claims to have a "motivating message" for black women, and to "speak directly to a black woman's spirit, her heart and her unique concerns."
That she generated enthusiasm among some of America's leading racists says something about the content and tone of her remarks.
For example, she wrote many articles about eugenics in the journal she founded in 1917, the Birth Control Review.