Margaret Sanger: Abortion Zealot and Spectacular Racist
Posted by KingShamus on June 24, 2009
La Shawn Barber slaughters a feminist sacred cow:
Among other things, she [Sanger] considered non-Aryan people unfit to breed and “a great biological menace to the future of civilization.” If she were alive today, I wonder what she’d think of Barack Obama, American’s first biracial president. Let’s speculate. His mother was white, and he was raised by whites. He attended Harvard and became president of the United States. I think she’d approve. But you never know.
Ms. Barber raises an dicey point. Lots of lefties sing Sanger’s praises as an early feminist icon. How do progressives reconcile her blatant hatred for black people with her desire to push for legalized abortion?
I don’t know, but it would be fun if conservatives and African-Americans would call liberals on their hero-worship for a mouthy bigot.