- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The word “genocide” gets thrown around a lot by social justice warriors these days, but rapper Nick Cannon said Planned Parenthood and its enablers in the Democratic Party are committing “real genocide” against black people in America.

In an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” a New York City-based radio show, the entertainer expressed dissatisfaction with both candidates for president this election cycle.

When asked President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, Mr. Cannon said the high rate of abortion in black communities is “real genocide.”

“Everybody — Hillary was sneaking and cheating,” Mr. Cannon said. “Think about all the stuff they did with Planned Parenthood and all of that type of stuff. That type of stuff is to take our community and — forget gentrification, it’s real genocide. And it’s been like that for years.”

Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who sought to prevent “biologically unfit” people from having children through increased access to birth control.

Black people received 28 percent of abortions in the United States in 2014, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, despite making up roughly 12 percent of the population. More black children were aborted (29,007) than born (24,108) in New York City in 2013.

Mr. Cannon has been outspoken about his pro-life views in the past. His 2005 song “Can I Live?” recounts his mother’s decision not to go through with an abortion as a teenager.

• Bradford Richardson can be reached at brichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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