Civil Rights, Pro-Life Leaders: Starbucks Should Shun Racist Planned Parenthood

By John Zmirak Published on May 30, 2018

You’ve heard of the whipped-up controversy. A Starbucks manager evicted two non-customers. They happened to be black. It led to a national uproar. A new policy opening Starbucks restrooms to everyone. And a national day-long closure of Starbucks stores for “sensitivity training.”

You know what this fracas didn’t do? It didn’t stop Starbucks from supporting America’s most prominent racist group, Planned Parenthood. Thus the message of an open letter published by civil rights leader Alveda King and other pro-life activists and groups. They wrote:

As men and women who fight for the value and dignity of every human life, we ask: Where is the “humanity” and “inclusion” when your company matches employees’ donations to Planned Parenthood, whose founder Margaret Sanger was an outspoken racist with genocidal intentions?

This week, Starbucks is holding “racial-bias education” training for nearly 175,000 employees nationwide.

If you think this public relations fix means Starbucks is no longer complicit in racism, it’s time to wake up and smell your own coffee.

Active with the Ku Klux Klan and the eugenics movement, Margaret Sanger’s stated agenda was to eradicate the African American population. Her dream is being realized by the slaughter of minority children today through the horror of abortion.

With every donation your company gives to Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of abortions in the United States performing over 300,000 per year, Starbucks is contributing to one of the most racist organizations in our nation’s history.

Abortion mills like Planned Parenthood didn’t become prevalent in the lives of pregnant African-American women by happenstance. Planned Parenthood’s business model was specifically engineered to target them.

Would You Like Some Eugenics in that Latte?

In an op-ed for The Washington Examiner, King (the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) confronted Starbucks.

More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease — combined. In America today, a black child is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white child. And since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by more than 25 percent.

Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion facilities, and almost 80 percent of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13 percent of American women are black, but they have more than 35 percent of the abortions.

End the Silence

Co-signer of the open letter, L. Brent Bozell, III, of the group For America talked to The Stream.

Really, more conservatives should be openly discussing Planned Parenthood’s racist founder Margaret Sanger. The vast majority of Americans don’t know the truth. Every Republican pro-life leader should vote against funding of Planned Parenthood. And point directly to Margaret Sanger as the reason. Any organization who claims they’re pro-life should be talking about Planned Parenthood’s history of racism. It’s the clarion call. Talk about it.

A Racist, Elitist Conspiracy

The Stream has already reported on Margaret Sanger and the racist eugenics movement. As we wrote:

The birth control movement and the eugenics movement were the same movement. … Margaret Sanger twice tried to merge her organization with major eugenics groups.

We noted that Sanger invited as a speaker to one of her conferences a German eugenicist, Eugen Fischer. He was famous for having run a concentration camp. That happened in German-ruled Southwest Africa. There he “murdered, starved and experimented on helpless native Africans. Fischer’s book on eugenics, which Hitler had read in prison … convinced Hitler of its central importance.”

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Targeting the “Shiftless”

The same names appear on the boards of Planned Parenthood and the American Eugenics Society. Not just for years. For decades. Their joint projects? These included:

  • Pursuing the birth control pill as a means of diminishing the African-American birth rate.
  • Testing early, dangerous versions of the Pill on poor women in Puerto Rico.
  • Passing forced sterilization or castration laws in more than a dozen states. These targeted blacks and other poor people. Their “crime”? “Feeble mindedness” or “shiftlessness.” Or getting diagnosed as “unfit” parents.
  • Setting up abortion clinics in America’s poorest neighborhoods.

Sanger’s associations were “a Who’s Who of the ugliest, most paranoid misanthropic elitists and white racists of the 20th century.” After the Nuremburg trials, “‘eugenics’ had acquired a well-deserved taint. [So] these same American elitists used the exaggerated threat of “overpopulation” to peddle the desperate need to control other people’s fertility.” They didn’t flinch at calling for “forced sterilization — a policy which Sanger had advocated since 1934.”

The main targets of American eugenicists? “Poor people, the unemployed, non-English-speaking immigrants, but most of all African-Americans.” The forced sterilization laws Sanger and her allies passed caused the surgical mutilation of between 60,000 and 200,000 Americans. And yes, the victims were disproportionately black.

Tens of Thousands of Victims

The main targets of American eugenicists? “Poor people, the unemployed, non-English-speaking immigrants, but most of all African-Americans.” The forced sterilization laws Sanger and her allies passed caused the surgical mutilation of between 60,000 and 200,000 Americans. And yes, the victims were disproportionately black.

The pretext?

[Y]oung women who became pregnant out of wedlock [Sanger labeled as] “feeble-minded,” “immoral” or “socially useless” parasites — all rhetoric that Sanger personally used in her books, articles, and at least one speech before a Ku Klux Klan rally, as she recounts in her memoir.

For much, much more, watch the searing Life Dynamics documentary, Maafa 21: Black Genocide.


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  • Concerned Christian

    “The main targets of American eugenicists? “Poor people, the unemployed, non-English-speaking immigrants, but most of all African-Americans.”

    you sure?

    • College educated women do not rely on abortion because they have easy access to the pill
    • The nation’s overall fertility rate (62 births per 1,000 women age 15-44) hit an all-time low in 2016, based on data dating back to 1940.
    • Birth Rate Hispanic women (70.6)
    • Birth Rate non-Hispanic Black women (63.3)
    • Birth Rate non-Hispanic White rate of 58.8

    Clearly we see who has the lowest birth rate and it’s not brown people.

    Maybe the eugenics plot backfired?

    Maybe Margaret Sanger didn’t hate black people? Maybe she hated being white and thought that whites would only embrace birth control if they thought it was only affecting brown people? Sound ridiculous? So does an article telling Star Bucks not to focus on something that happened in their store!

    But you know you might be right. Maybe “Starbucks Should Shun Racist Planned Parenthood”. After all, who’s side was Margaret Sanger on anyway?

    • Zmirak

      There was a eugenics plot and it did backfire. I’ve written before that Sanger’s PRIMARY motive was sexual libertinism. She adopted eugenics at first as a pretext for that, but then seems to have become convinced of it. Whites from northern Europe over a certain IQ were never targets of FORCED birth control in her scheme. But yes, there’s a bitter irony there.

  • Christine Wright

    Well written article.. oddly my husband and I were talking about this just the other day. Very sad really .

  • Linda Choquette

    Maybe Trump should defund Planned Parenthood as he pledged to do. That would suck the life out of them.

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