One of Margaret Sanger’s Pals Ran a Concentration Camp That Killed Black People

If Black Genocide were shown on BET, Black Lives Matter would be attacking abortion clinics.

(left) Margaret Sanger. (right) Eugen Fischer.

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak Published on October 14, 2016

It’s a pro-life commonplace that The American Birth Control League, founded by Margaret Sanger 100 years ago and later rechristened Planned Parenthood, had ties to eugenicists and racists. This is not quite right. It’s like saying that the NBA has ties to professional sports. The birth control movement and the eugenics movement were the same movement — to the point where Margaret Sanger twice tried to merge her organization with major eugenics groups.

One eugenics expert, Eugen Fischer, whom Sanger featured as a speaker at a population conference she organized, had already run a concentration camp — in German-ruled Southwest Africa, before World War I, where he murdered, starved and experimented on helpless native Africans. It was Fischer’s book on eugenics, which Hitler had read in prison, that convinced Hitler of its central importance. Another longtime official of Planned Parenthood, Garrett Hardin, had a decades-long track record of serving in eugenics organizations, and as late as the 1980s was calling for mass forced sterilization of Americans as a necessary solution to the “population problem.”

The same people served on the boards of the American Eugenics Society and Sanger’s organizations for decades, and they worked closely together on countless projects — ranging from researching the birth control pill as a means of diminishing the African-American birth rate (they tested the early, hazardous versions of the Pill on impoverished rural women in Puerto Rico), to passing forced sterilization or castration laws in more than a dozen states that targeted blacks and other poor people accused of “feeble mindedness” or “shiftlessness” and diagnosed as “unfit” parents. Today, Planned Parenthood sets up its centers in America’s poorest neighborhoods, and continues to target the same populations via abortion.

Maafa 21: Black Genocide

That’s the appalling truth uncovered in a neglected 2014 documentary which we feature here at The Stream as part of our #100forLife campaign. Maafa 21: Black Genocide gets its odd title from the Swahili word for slavery, and it is this film’s contention that the eugenics movement in America began in the panic which white racists felt at the end of slavery over what should be done to solve what some called the “Negro problem.” It’s a long, harrowing film, which you should watch in small doses — treating it as a miniseries. And keep a box of Kleenex handy, because you will weep.

Produced by the pro-life apostolate Life Dynamics with a mostly black cast of narrators and commentators, this film claims that Planned Parenthood and other organizations and government programs that target the poor and try to block their reproduction are the 21st century’s answer to the Ku Klux Klan — which was founded by white Southern elites to keep down the “unruly” ranks of freed black slaves.

It’s a shocking assertion, but one that the filmmakers prove beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt, citing name after name, giving racist quote after racist quote, showing that Sanger personally approved the publication of outrageous and cruel claims of the genetic inferiority of millions of Americans, especially blacks, and calling for their forced sterilization, and the cut-off of welfare benefits and even private charity, to stop the “unfit” from reproducing themselves. Then she took part in promoting policies that turned this evil, utopian program of social engineering into binding American laws. One of the leading advocates for the legalization of abortion in the 1960s and 70s was Planned Parenthood, run by her appointees and later by her grandson, Alexander Sanger.

Margaret Sanger Worked with White Supremacists for Decades

The board of Margaret Sanger’s organization and others where she served as an officer, the authors she published in The Birth Control Review, the conferences she sponsored, and the people to whom Planned Parenthood gave awards well into the 1960s and 70s, are a Who’s Who of the ugliest, most paranoid misanthropic elitists and white racists of the 20th century — apart from those who were thankfully hanged at Nuremburg. After those trials, when “eugenics” had acquired a well-deserved taint, these same American elitists used the exaggerated threat of “overpopulation” to peddle the desperate need to control other people’s fertility, if need be by forced sterilization — a policy which Sanger had advocated since 1934.

The eugenicists, self-appointed experts on human quality of life, had peddled their theories not just in Britain and America but in Germany, where they helped to directly inspire Nazi sterilization and extermination programs aimed at the handicapped, Jews, and the small population of black or mixed race Germans — children of French colonial troops whom Hitler considered a grave menace to “Aryan” racial “hygiene.” One of Sanger’s regular authors in The Birth Control Review wrote in a U.S. newspaper in the 1930s defending the forced sterilization of such mixed-race children, for the sake of Germany’s “health.”

Hitler’s Bible, by Sanger’s Friend

Friends and associates of Sanger (such as Harry Laughlin) accepted awards from Nazi-controlled universities, visited with Hitler and Himmler, and boasted that the forced sterilization programs which they had instituted in America were used as models by the Germans. One author who served on Sanger’s board and published regularly in The Birth Control Review was Lothrop Stoddard, a high official of the Massachusetts Ku Klux Klan, whose book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy, Adolf Hitler cited in Mein Kampf as “my bible.”


Ota Benga at NYC’s Bronx Zoo, Wikimedia

Nor were the eugenicists isolated cranks. Their ranks include Harvard professors, mainline Protestant clergymen, prominent conservationists for whom entire animal species are named, and Gilded Age plutocrats. Much of the funding for eugenics organizations came from the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, writing his opinion that the forced sterilization of a supposedly “feeble-minded” woman in Virginia was constitutional, infamously said that “three generations of imbeciles are enough.” His views were echoed by President Teddy Roosevelt, as the film proves with quotations. It also recounts how a Sanger ally Madison Grant, a prominent Darwin apostle and eugenicist, helped to exhibit Ota Benga, an African pygmy, in a cage with an orangutan for ten days at New York City’s Bronx Zoo, to “illustrate evolution.” Mr. Benga took his own life ten years later.

The eugenicists’ arrogant certainty that, because they had inherited money and power, they were genetically superior to the rest of the human race, found in Charles Darwin’s theories an ideal pretext and a program: to take the survival of the fittest and make it happen faster, by stopping the “unfit” from breeding. The goal, in Margaret Sanger’s own words, was “More Children from the Fit, Fewer from the Unfit.” Instead of seeing the poor as victims of injustice or targets for Christian charity, the materialism these elitists took from Darwin assured them that the poor were themselves the problem — that they were inferior, deficient and dangerous down to the marrow of their bones.

“Feeble-Minded” and “Shiftless” Blacks

The targets of this campaign in America were poor people, the unemployed, non-English-speaking immigrants, but most of all African-Americans. This vulnerable population, composed largely of ex-slaves and their children, was identified in the 1880s as a “threat” to the “racial health” and progress of the United States, by followers of Francis Galton — first cousin of Charles Darwin, heir to a slave-trading fortune, and inventor of the “science” of eugenics. These people had been exploited for centuries as free labor, denied education for fear of fomenting rebellion, and excluded from most of the economy. Now the eugenicists blamed the victims, black Americans, for their desperate social conditions, claiming that they were the natural result of blacks’ “defective germ plasm,” which posed a threat to America akin to a deadly virus.

The forced sterilization laws which Sanger and her allies passed were used to sterilize at least 60,000 Americans, but perhaps as many as 200,000, on the pretext that young women who became pregnant out of wedlock were “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.


Elaine and Tony Riddick, Maafa 21

Maafa 21 interviews Elaine Riddick, who was raped at age 13 and became pregnant. As she lay in the hospital waiting to deliver the baby, welfare officials from the state of North Carolina warned her illiterate grandparents that if they didn’t sign the consent form to have her irreversibly sterilized, the state would cut off their welfare benefits. They scrawled an “X” on the government form, and Elaine was sterilized without her knowledge. She only learned what had been done to her five years later, when welfare officials explained that she was too “feeble-minded” to care for a child “or even tie my own shoes,” as she recounts. Elaine was sterilized in 1968. The last such “eugenic” forced sterilization in the U.S. took place in 1983.

While Elaine never went to high school, she went on and finished college, and the one child which the United States government had permitted her to have — Tony Riddick, a child of rape — now runs his own successful company. Harry Laughlin, the eugenicist who helped pass the law that sterilized Elaine, died without any children.

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  • 6thinclass

    Is this the same white elitist group that is attempting to continue to run our nation? In their arrogance believe only they are ‘smart enough’ to decide our nation’s fate? I am appalled at how inhumane they are.

    • Brad Dueringer

      Read the comment above and you may figure out who “they” are

    • Dean Bruckner

      Progressives are not nice people.

  • StJnChrysostom

    Sanger left the Church and married a Jew…

    • Brad Dueringer

      Anton Levay, the author of the Satanic Bible was a Jew. The Christian nuts who think the Jews are “God’s chosen people” are morons. First of all its the offspring of a man called Israel, not a country called Israel. ….second, a modern day jewish genetic scientist did a study on the Jews living in Israel and found only 2.5% had Hebrew blood……

      If you don’t have Hebrew blood how the he’ll are you God’s chosen people?

      Don’t tell this to Steve Quayle or John Hague this, they would have a holy kiniption cognitive seizure and attack you.

  • ClareClare

    Could you please provide sources for your statements? Personally I’m not challenging the factual accuracy of anything you’ve written here, but it would be very helpful to have citations/footnotes, when trying to show this sort of info to skeptical critics. If your sources are in the hyperlinks, they aren’t accessible when I print a hard-copy of the post. Thanks.

    • Zmirak

      The sources are in links and in the film–or go to the film’s website: maafa21dotcom

  • Rumplestiltskin

    ANIMALISTIC TERRITORIAL IMPERATIVES ! No one is exempt. Humans have barely climbed down out of the trees, but still act like the animals they are. Humans exhibit some of the worst animal traits on the planet because Humans Kill For The Fun Of It !

    • Brad Dueringer

      Humans are the most decrepit species……as the late George Carlin pointed out in his routine about how screwed up humans are…..”rats will do a lot of things, but they won’t f_ck another dead rat….but humans will f_ck a dead human”

  • Brad Dueringer

    You can’t tell liberals about this they would go into cognitive disonence sp? and attack you as a “conspiracy theorist”. I worked for a college professor a few years back who saw Margaret Sanger as a hero..he was also a a fan of the book “Rules For Radicals” by Alynski sp? …..I went to Amazon, looked up the book on a smart phone and showed him where Alynski dedicated his book to Lucifer. ….he said that was probably a joke and discounted it out of hand…..amazing! And these morons teach our children. .no wonder educated people tend to align more with Hilarity Klingon. They are educated idiots

  • Planned Parenthood is an organization that provides reproductive care as well as abortions to women who choose to have abortions. Nothing else is relevant to me about Margaret Sanger; women must have choice. To my knowledge, nobody I know has used Planned Parenthood for abortion – it is not the place of choice to get an abortion where I have lived. But because of the attacks on Planned Parenthood, I have become a supporter of it, for it is merely a symbol of essential services and choice for women.

    • Gabe Snike

      Perhaps women should stop spreading their legs?

    • Dominick

      Women must have a choice and control over their own bodies until the potentially next president needs to draft them to fight her needless wars.

      • #NeverHillary – let us hope.

      • rjnvpn

        Women do have a choice, it’s called birth control. But hey, there’s a lot of money to be made in killing the unborn.

    • dan from ohio

      It is a murder for hire organization that sells aborted baby parts…

      • That is not my view. I don’t entertain murder in my heart or mind, or imagine dead unborn babies. And I rebuke those who perversely set up organizations based on what they entertain between their ears.

        • Liz Litts

          You seem to entertain what is between your ears.

    • Billy Chickens

      God help you, for only He can save you from everlasting Hell, which is real and which you choose by choice. So you are a supporter of Planned Parenthood and the killing of the unborn by “choice”. Well then, let me ask you, as a leg of an unborn child lingers stuck on the medical robe of an abortionist, how it is that you discern dismemberment a human right for the common good?

      • Yes, I support Planned Parenthood and the choice of abortion 100% , and am thankful that my ultimate salvation or condemnation will not come from any who hold your views and thoughts – and who negate the reality of God by assuming an authoritative, all-knowing and judgemental position. I don’t really know why someone like you would need or even claim a god.

        • vinzy


        • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

          “…that my ultimate salvation or condemnation will not come from any who hold your views and thoughts – and who negate the reality of God….” Please dial 911, as I discern, urgently, that you may have severe respiratory problems…with your head soooo far UP your rectal aperture, I don’t see HOW you can breath….friggin’ delusional….

        • mama14075

          You will find out my dear! He “formed you in your mother’s womb” wonder if your mother wanted an abortion too!!! Murder is murder! The sooner you realize it before you are on your death bed; and you will realize it…the better!

        • Steven Evers

          There is a God and your not him. When you die, and you will… then what?

          • I don’t know, exactly, since I am on this side. And neither do you. What I do know is that I have not one iota of fear of any of the threats hammered at people by proselytizing Christians. This is because I believe in God, and fully reject evil and perverse mentalities that seek to usurp God’s authority.

          • Steven Evers

            That’s why another dead baby means nothing to you, we get it

    • Liz Litts

      Wow! You have really swollowed the whole line! Margret would be proud.

    • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk


    • BPS

      Price, Birch & Co is an organization that provided black slaves to people who chose to own them. Nothing else is relevant to me about Price, Birch & Co; people must have choice. Nobody I know has ever gone to Price, Birch & Co to buy a black slave. But because of the attacks on Price, Birch & Co, I have become of a supporter of it, for it is merely a symbol of essential services and a cholce for real people.

    • Steven Evers

      Go try to get a mammogram at Planned Parenthood. Your a sucker for their abortion lies

    • Sheesh

      PPH does NOT provide abortion services or mammograms. They have lists of providers. That is all.

  • John

    Objective experience & science have proven Sanger true. There is a reason why in spite of abundance of natural resources & the worlds best farmland areas dominated by dark skins are poor, dirty, & dangerous areas. Equality is a Cultural Marxist social construct but race & genetics are real & matters.

  • Alleged Comment

    Well, you got a negro leading you now.

    And endangering this nation with all his “feeble-minded” ideas that are so amazingly dumb that make you question whether it is treason or just a dumb negro up there being allowed to catch all his thrills to the entertainment of white people.

    I don’t necessarily agree with Margaret Sanger, but Negroes should just be left alone and like lieberals not put in positions of power, they can be self-regulated in their own neighborhoods since they gravitate that way naturally due to their inherent racism.

    But whites must STOP pandering to them. Helping them is OK to be self-regulating but Negroes will always be a burden on white people.

    They are best living back in their own country like Moslems. But your psychopath leaders know class warfare is what keeps them in power and thus the MASSIVE illegal immigration dump on the West for MASSIVE control they desire on you.

  • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

    Alllll friends and heroes of Hillary…..

  • donna

    this video is absurd. What were conditions during the mid to late 20th century do not exist today. NO ONE is forcing sterilization on anyone. No black woman is forced to either get pregnant or get an abortion. In NYC I defy anyone to walk one block and fail to find some place selling contraception in form of condoms. Furthermore I resent the implication that somehow society has an obligation to support children born to poverty or single parents. I categorically reject that as an assumed responsibility. Don’t get pregnant if you are unwilling or unable to take care of your children. I think all public schools should be shuttered and welfare withdrawn. This will go a very far way to stopping the catastrophic rates of single mother pregnancies which will immediately bring down abortion rates in black community. This is entirely an individual decision so let black religious and community leaders take it up with their residents and congregations.

    • vivistan

      So Donna, I hope this means you don’t support having American citizens paying for the abortions that women choose to have due to their own irresponsible actions.

      • donna

        what it means is that even issues of personal morality are compromised once we start to assume others are responsible for our actions. Now the left takes this position in all matters it is called the “totalitarian temptation” which is very seductive in that it helps to neutralize existential terror. Only way is for us to realize we go to heaven or hell alone and we are responsible for those we drag along with us. This is not how a society should be organized and there is no point in forcing others into complicity

    • Benjamin Rogers

      Planned Parenthood’s own statistics say that 30+% of their abortions are performed on black women. That is more than double the percentage of the population that are black (11-12%). Additionally, Planned Parenthood facilities are located almost exclusively in areas where the demographics are predominantly black.

      But, oh, no, they don’t prey on the black community….

      • donna

        this is a ridiculous remark mr. rogers. I live in NYC where there are 3 offices NONE in a black community. Unable to say with any certainty about other places but generally “businesses” go where their “customers” are. I also think removing moral agency from people is a form of soft bigotry and I do not understand why so many people black and white see all social phenomena from the perspective of their being “preyed” upon. In my city i defy anyone to walk three blocks and not be able to locate birth control at a time where 70% of all black pregnancies are aborted. NO ONE is forcing these chicks to have sex, refuse to engage in mature handling of event or go to an abortion clinic. Even with this being the case one sees an endless parade in public, generally on underground, of young black girls absent wedding rings with babies. They are not the nannies. Most are clearly sucking on the gov. “tit” and this another thing which should be stopped which believe me will go a long way to reducing this catastrophe. Many black women refuse the pill which is good as it is linked to all sorts of cancers listed as Class 1a carcinogin by WHO and PP has a moral responsibility HA HA to inform women coming there that abortion is also so linked. So i recommend that method that has failed only once in record history, CHASTITY

    • Steven Evers

      Absurd, just like holocaust, facts are pesky things aren’t they? Best to look the other way.

      • donna

        what are you talking about Mr. Evers ? what facts ? i have not heard of or seen anyone corralled into an abortion clinic nor am I aware of any claims of sterilization. On the contrary our lovely “public” schools have medical offices with registered nurses who are obliged under law to assist with procuring birth control and access to abortion absent informing parents. PP reports very high rates of recidivism with black women so i am not certain where this claim comes from about sterilization. These perspectives are written from ones which reflexively interpret all black social pathology as a form of racism. It would be most refreshing for our black citizens to begin to see themselves as moral agents making their own choices and behave accordingly. The soft bigotry of low expectations of others is real form of racism. I find it disgusting and am alarmed at how supine so many white people are in going along with it.

      • donna

        i did not intend to imply that the claims made in the video are incorrect but related to an entirely different time in which we DO NOT live. I have been more than aware of sanger’s true face for decades along with marie snopes in england. It is only relevant to continuing to influence blacks to believe they are currently victims of some racially motivated policies justifying some horrific self defeating behaiours.

  • moztake

    When the subject is abortion, it’s amazing how people will stubbornly remain in denial of the truth.

  • JillPole

    Please provide your sources, a works cited page or a bibliography. Thanks.

    • fights

      Do you think this is made up?

  • Steve Kellmeyer

    It isn’t genocide when liberals do it.

  • Steve Kellmeyer

    It isn’t racism when liberals do it.

  • crissyfield

    Sanger was an evil woman. This evil continues.

  • Penet

    The movie Moonlight, a story about dysfunctional black community, reading the story there appears to be no father and lousy mother, drugs of course…how timely that this movie is about homosexuality among black boys/men. The main character will not get married to a women and have black babies. In the light of this documentary and the movies being churned out by hollywood about homosexuality as an alternative to marriage between a man and a women, to have and raise children, the question we should ask is who is financing these movies? Hollywood is raving about this movie, even gave it an Oscar (albeit a “second hand” one), because its a black cast and its about homosexuality…for them a good thing…for the black community not so much. Since they are loosing so many to abortion or not being conceived in the first place due to the encouragement of the “who needs marriage” movement of the last 30 years and now in America..”Gay marriage”, so normal well adjusted children are not produced so they don’t grow up to be married parents..Mums and Dads, black ones.

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