Eliminating Relics Of Racism In America

Whether I agree with them or not, I can understand the feelings many African-American citizens have about the removal of statues, memorials and other reminders of the Confederacy. I can also understand why they think it is time for schools and other institutions named after Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and others to be renamed.

However, displayed in the Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery is a bronze bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

 

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Has A Permanent Exhibit Called he Struggle for Justice -This exhibit features those who fought against racism and struggled for equal rights.  However, included in the exhibit is Margaret Sanger.

Source: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

This woman made no secret of her racism and she was a driving force within the American Eugenics Society. And today, through the actions and policies of the organization she founded, her racism is still at work in every part of America.

The message in this is simple. Those people who call for the elimination of relics that remind us of the Confederacy, cannot expect to have credibility while they ignore the scandal of Margaret Sanger being celebrated in one of our nation’s premier public institutions.

 

-Mark Crutcher

President of Life Dynamics

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Producer of the Documentary, Maafa 21.