- - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I had always heard that Margaret Sanger, eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood, had made the following quote:

“We want a world freer, happier, cleaner — we want a race of thoroughbreds.”

But though I had heard the quote often, I had never traced it back to an early source. That is, until today.

Printed on the front page of a 1926 edition of the newspaper for Reading, Pennsylvania, here is the famous Sanger quote in all of its racist-overtone boldness.

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