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[TW RACISM and co-opting Trayvon Martin’s murder] Dear Al Sharpton,

inchristhopeisfound:

You had your 15 minutes of fame many decades ago, please stop.

I am so sick of seeing politicians and talking heads using the death of this teenager to their benefit. Mr. Sharpton if you care about this one African American boy being killed, how come you show no interest in the MILLIONS of African American lives that have been ended by abortion? Even today, in 2012 there are hundreds of African American unborn humans being destroyed in the womb. And though there’s nothing that could make that any worse than it already is, Mr. Sharpton many of these lives are being ended by white doctors, who are making good money off of slaying what is your people.

I don’t know who you’re trying to fool. You support a president who supports abortion at ANY stage in pregnancy, including late term abortions. You support a black man, who supports the PAID MURDER OF HIS OWN PEOPLE.

Do you cry for the souls lost to abortion?

Do you protest outside of clinics that purposely target poor black communities?

Are you angered by Planned Parenthoods dark, racist past? 

Are you supporting pregnancy centers, so women can access free resources for their children and families?

If Travon Martin’s life was ended for $450 dollars at an abortion clinic, would you still fight for him? Would you still hold rallies? Would you still weep and pray?

Travon Martin’s life was cut tragically short, no doubt about it. Thankfully, he got to experience life, even though he only had a short 17 years to do so. But will we turn a blind eye against the Travon’s that are still in the womb? 

NO. You are complete and utter SCUM for making Trayvon Martin’s murder by a racist man and a racist society about you and your RACIST FUCKING ANTICHOICE AGENDA. You think I can’t see through you? You think PoC can’t see through you and your disingenuous lies? This is just further proof that white, christian antis don’t give a fuck about Black people once they’re born. You gotta use their deaths for propaganda so you can control pregnant Black people. Let’s get a few things straight right now:

Spell the kid’s name right, first off. TRAYVON MARTIN. Learn it, burn it into your memory, and ask yourself why you feel entitled to take such a stance against MoC like Rev. Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama.

There is no "black genocide" happening when pregnant people of color get abortions. They don’t have it in for black embryos. They aren’t aiding in the destruction of their own people. They are utilizing their reproductive rights! JFC.

Planned Parenthood was not founded by Sanger to exterminate black people.

Planned Parenthood does not “target black neighborhoods.” This idea that abortion clinics are targeting black neighborhoods is patently false and has been thoroughly debunked. Guttmacher has a report that found that fewer than 1 in 10 abortion clinics are in neighborhoods that are predominantly black. Further, they found that 63% of clinics were in neighborhoods where one half or more of residents were non-hispanic white. They also have a followup report.

Planned Parenthood doctors are not in a lucrative business. Does the term NON-profit mean nothing to you?

CPCs are shit.

Black pregnant people do have higher rates of abortion, but that’s because they have higher rates of unintended pregnancy (67%). And that’s a result of INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM, poverty, discrimination, lack of access to healthcare and contraception and sex education, among other things. In addition, in terms of total numbers Non-Hispanic Black pregnant people make up only 30% of total abortions whereas Non-Hispanic White pregnant people account for 36%. Lastly, the fertility rate of Black and White people capable of being pregnant are on par with one another and the population growth of the Black community is not in decline due to high abortion rates.

Here’s what a WoC thinks of your offensive and derogatory billboards and racist claims about black people killing their own people with abortion [again, burn it into your memory, you might learn something]:

“Billboard Babylon” by Cherisse Scott

Black Children Are An Endangered Species?

Every 21 Minutes The Next Possible Leader Is Aborted?

The Most Unsafe Place For An African American Child Is In My Womb? 

I Guess You Assumed You Could Say What You Wanted In Jesus’ Name 

And I Would Let It Slide

Let It Ride Like You Rode A Ship And Talked Some Shit 

To Bring Me To A Land That Wasn’t Mine

Told My King I’d Be Fine And That You’d Be Kind 

But As The Story Goes 500 Years Later 

And You Still Lying

You Wasn’t Trying To ‘Make Me Betta’

At Night Together We Conceived That Child 

Forced Me To Breed That Child 

More Stock To Tend More Crops For Your Hard Labor

Back Broke, Culture Choked 

Vilifying Me ‘Cause I’m Trying To Survive

Blaming Me Of Committing Genocide?

I Just Been Trying To Live Inside America And This Dream

Trying To Keep Hope Alive While You Keep The Pope Alive

And The Pedophiles Who Would Rape That Same Child And Sweep It Under Rugs

Hail Mary’s And Hugs With Hues Of Red White And Blue

With Liberty And Justice For Only You 

My Womb Produced All The Leaders You Constantly Kill

Every 21 Minutes A Black Child Is Faced With The Real Deal 

On 58th & State 

Swallowed The Blue Pill But The Matrix Is Hate, Racial Profiling, And Rape

Prayin’ For A Clean Slate After Bargains And Pleas

Endangered In A Land Of Thieves, But A Species?

Insensitivity At Its Best 

Culturally Incompetent

Civil Unrest

Misinformed

Unworthy To Lead A Charge Then Charge Me With Murder!

Where Are You After Our Babies Are Born?

You Scorn, Jack Welfare & Health Reform

Sons And Daughters Mourned Over Caskets And Graves

But Not By My Hand

Ain’t Never Been My Plan To Kill The Next Black Man

Yet You Stand Blameless As If You Really Give A Damn

You Eating Filet Mignon, Baby Eating Spam

Food Deserts, Polluted Air

Shit Schools Setting Rules For Ritalin Ridden Babies

You Take A Time Out! 

And Put Some Time In  

Cause You Don’t Comprehend My Beginning Or My End

Covering My Roots Like Thieves Cover Tracks

One Nation Under God

Indivisible ‘Til We Visualized A Leader 

Targeting Me Again As A Breeder

With His Picture To Mock Me

Billboards To Shock Me 

This Ain’t Shit But The Next Plan To Block Me

But I See You…Pharisee.

Black Preachers Gon’ Wild 

Crucifying Queens 

Pimpin’ King James For Fame

In Jesus’ Name Pitting Blame

Like God Is Pleased 

You The Disease In The Village That We Just…Can’t…Shake

But My Back Is Something You Just…Can’t…Break

Flexible Like The Willow

Bosom Soft Like A Pillow That Was Used To Nurse

Yo Foul Ass

If I Wasn’t Spiritual I’d Curse 

Yo Foul Ass

But You Already Done

Til You Do Right By Me The Race Ain’t Run, The Spin Ain’t Spun 

You Think You’ve Won But It’s Only Just Begun

Like A Sucka Punch When You Least Expect It

I’ll Be There

Leading A Healthy Life In Spite Of Your Hypocrisy

I’ll Be There

Raising A Healthy Family Rooted In Democracy

I’ll Be There

Doing What Black Women Have Always Had To Do In Spite Of You

Rebuke That Shit…

And Continue.

Excerpt from Is Abortion ‘Black Genocide’? by Kathryn Joyce:

The argument leaves Black women facing the accusation that they are either fools or murderers—and either way complicit in what Mark Crutcher says is Planned Parenthood’s sinister plan for “convincing the target group to commit mass suicide.” The accusation cuts to the heart of an intersection of sexism and racism for Black women, who have historically been pressed to choose allegiance between two aspects of their beings: their gender and the race.

It continues today. Maame Mensima-Horn, an African American activist based in Miami who consulted for SisterSong, says that the “Black genocide” argument has remained a male-driven conversation that shuts out women of color and ignores the role they have played in the reproductive justice movement. MensimaHorn sees a new generation of male activists relegating women to “breeder” status and blaming them for a deficit in the Black population.

It seems a neat return to the 1920s debate in the Black community about how to best uplift the race. W.E.B. DuBois argued for “quality versus quantity,” saying that Black interests were best met by family planning that allowed parents to invest more in fewerchildren, not by simply birthing greater numbers. In 2010, Catherine Davis of Georgia Right to Life seems to take the latter position, saying that if Black women hadn’t had abortions, “we would be 59 million strong.”

The emphasis underscores a history of sexism in the Civil Rights Movement and its institutions, says Gray, in which Black women’s intellectual and physical labor was the backbone of the movement yet was rarely acknowledged. To day, “Black genocide” movement leaders, such as Childress and King, emphasize male leadership in both the movement and church—not surprising in conservative circles, but the destructive effect on women of color continues.

For Gray, this kind of sexism is a result of White fundamentalist outreach as well as a symptom of a larger problem: the breakdown of political education in Black politics.

He says, The result of it is that we have people claiming that the maafa is the abortion of black kids, instead of what it really is: the great catastrophe related to the slave trade. It means a bunch of frauds can rewrite your history and make it everything that it’s not. The freedom movement, which is what civil rights is about, is about the freedom of citizens to determine their lives for themselves and make their own opportunities.

And not, Grays says, to become a mother “because these people think you ought to be a mother. ”

How about what Sister Song thinks of your bullshit?

Our opposition research revealed how data and facts were mis-used by anti-abortionists to posit a “conspiracy theory” based on a historically racist past to claim that policymakers, black leaders, health officials, and community activists who support reproductive justice are all part of a scheme to kill off the black race. The cornerstone of their genocide theory is the fact that the black birth rate has declined over a number of years. While birthrates for all races of women have also declined for decades because of educational and economic opportunities, and increased reproductive health services, abortion opponents never mention the decision making of black women and how our improving educational and economic status influenced our reproductive choices.

Black women have always controlled our fertility when we could, even during the horrific conditions of enslavement. We brought knowledge from Africa as midwives that helped us practice birth control and have abortions. After the end of slavery, we were more determined than ever to end the forced breeding of our bodies, and we cut our birth rate in half in the first 40 years after the Civil War, 110 years before abortion or birth control was legalized. We continued this intentional decline as part of our racial uplift strategy, to have fewer children to provide more opportunities for the ones we did have. Ignorance of our history and lies about our agency malign the memories of our ancestors.

Black women, however, do have three times more abortions than white women, a statistic anti-abortionists use to demonize abortion providers. In fact, black women do have more unintended pregnancies, have less access to contraception, stay single longer, often have sex earlier, are poorer, are more vulnerable to childhood sexual abuse, and experience single motherhood much more than their white counterparts. Sixty-one percent of black women who have abortions already have children. The higher rate of abortion is an understandable outcome of the social context in which we find ourselves.

Higher unintended pregnancy rates are not a new phenomenon for black women. Before the legalization of abortion in 1973, African American women were thirteen times more likely to die from illegal abortions than white women. For reproductive justice activists, the solution to reduce the need for abortions is to help black women have fewer unintended pregnancies and to eliminate the obstacles that interfere with personal decision making.

We emphasized the agency and decision making of black women to refute their “disappearing race” narrative. Using historical data and current work by black women’s organizations, we projected the image of strong black women in defense of our own bodies, not the puppets of either the medical industry or the anti-abortion movement.

Another anti-abortion tactic was to claim that abortion clinics are “always” located in African American communities, especially by Planned Parenthood. In Georgia, we were able to easily refute this claim by presenting demographic data that proved that of the 15 abortion clinics in our state, only 4 are in predominantly black neighborhoods. Abortion opponents frequently use this “geographical” tactic against providers to bolster their conspiracy theories. While we were in the middle of the fight in Georgia, we were contacted by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Nashville that had recently relocated near an African American community for economic reasons that had nothing to do with race, but they were also accused of selecting their location to “kill black babies.” An accusatory billboard was erected directly across the street from the new clinic.

We retold the story of Margaret Sanger and her allegedly racist agenda. Left unchallenged, their narrative about genocide would powerfully echo in the black community. We decided to do our own research on Sanger and present the facts from the perspectives of black women.

We contacted Sanger’s biographer, Ellen Chesler, and asked Joyce Follet, an expert on Planned Parenthood’s archives in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, to provide original source materials and information. They provided a wealth of historical evidence that belied the allegations of our opponents. Most importantly, we were able to prove that African American leaders, particularly women, had worked with Sanger in the 1930s to ask for clinics to be opened in black communities. We challenged their historical revisionism by citing famous leaders like Mary McLeod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, Walter White, Mary Church Terrell, Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and organizations like the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the National Council of Negro Women. We dared them to call these icons of the civil rights movement pawns of a racist agenda. In the eyes of the black community, our opponents had an uphill climb to prove they knew more about helping the African American community than the famous legends they were maligning.

Go read the whole thing. Seriously, I’ll wait.

Now let’s listen to Loretta Ross, “Re-enslaving African American Women”:

[…]

African American women who care about reproductive justice know that the limited membership in the Black anti-abortion movement doesn’t represent our views and we are not fooled into thinking that they care about gender justice for women. In fact, if they had their way, we would be re-enslaved once again, based on our fertility.

[…]

They tell African American women that we are now responsible for the genocide of our own people. Talk about a “blame the victim” strategy! We are now accused of “lynching” our children in our wombs and practicing white supremacy on ourselves. Black women are again blamed for the social conditions in our communities and demonized by those who claim they only want to save our souls (and the souls of our unborn children). This is what lies on steroids look like.

[…]

The sexism in their viewpoints is mind-boggling. To them, Black women are the poor dupes of the abortion rights movement, lacking agency and decision-making of our own. In fact, this is a reassertion of Black male supremacy over the self-determination of women. It doesn’t matter whether it is from the lips of a man or a woman. It is about re-enslaving Black women by making us breeders for someone else’s cause.

I am reminded of the comments of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who dismissed the genocide argument when asked to discuss her views on abortion and birth control:

To label family planning and legal abortion programs “genocide” is male rhetoric, for male ears. It falls flat to female listeners and to thoughtful male ones. Women know, and so do many men, that two or three children who are wanted, prepared for, reared amid love and stability, and educated to the limit of their ability will mean more for the future of the Black and brown races from which they come than any number of neglected, hungry, ill-housed and ill-clothed youngsters.

[…]

But mostly, we need to let the world know that they do not speak for Black women. As my mother would say, “they might be our color, but they are not our kind.”

“Rep. Moore (WI) Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie”

Click link for transcript and background info from Colorlines^.

In conclusion:

TRAYVON MARTIN was 17 years old. He had hopes and dreams. He had friends. He had a family that loved him, a family that is grieving for him and STILL haven’t gotten justice for his brutal and cold-blooded murder. Don’t you dare compare this young man to a fucking embryo. That’s disgusting and dehumanizing and a belittling of what PoC are feeling right now. How dare you co-opt a murder and use it against Black people capable of getting pregnant to insinuate that their desire to not be pregnant is destroying their entire race and is the same as a racist piece of shit killing someone’s child?! 

This is a fellow white person telling you to get off your self-righteous high horse so PoC don’t have to deal with your racist ass ever again, especially not during their time of mourning.

You.Are.Disgusting.

That is all.

(via advocateforlife-deactivated2012)

stfufauxminists:

rabbleprochoice:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

@PatriciaHeaton tweeted some racist shit today:

Before you celebrate abortion Mr. President, you should go to this site: blackgenocide.org/black.html

So, if you are watching The Middle or re-runs of Raymond…stop.
THE ANTIDOTE FOR THIS BULLSHIT IS ALWAYS SHARK-FU and her amazing “The Battle Hymn of Dangerous Black Woman…”

I am a black woman.
I am your enemy if you seek to oppress me and mine.
I am dangerous as hell if you seek power through my oppression.
I am suspect if you fear someone who does not actively seek to be like you, to please you, or to give you strength through my submission.
I am something to be feared if you fear the empowerment of others.
I am - unbought, unbossed, and unashamed.
Reproductive justice didn’t happen to me. 
Fighting for the right to determine whether to have children, to raise the children we have, and to raise our families in communities free of violence and oppression…all of that wasn’t done to black women. 
All of that was and is done with black women, by black women for black women.
We are of this movement. 
Always have been.
Always will be.
So reproductive justice didn’t happen to me.
I am reproductive justice.


Dead to me.
Love,
Rabble

This is totally not surprising. Patricia Heaton is like, honorary president of Ultra Fauxminist group “Feminists for Life”. It makes sense that she’d also buy into the racism of the supposed “black genocide” bullshit.

After Patricia Heaton’s twitter fail today I wanted to bring this back because I had left this in my “likes” and forgot to reblog it. I also wanted to add this powerful poem:
"Billboard Babylon" by Cherisse Scott

Black Children Are An Endangered Species?
Every 21 Minutes The Next Possible Leader Is Aborted?
The Most Unsafe Place For An African American Child Is In My Womb? 
I Guess You Assumed You Could Say What You Wanted In Jesus’ Name 
And I Would Let It Slide
Let It Ride Like You Rode A Ship And Talked Some Shit 
To Bring Me To A Land That Wasn’t Mine
Told My King I’d Be Fine And That You’d Be Kind 
But As The Story Goes 500 Years Later 
And You Still Lying
You Wasn’t Trying To ‘Make Me Betta’
At Night Together We Conceived That Child 
Forced Me To Breed That Child 
More Stock To Tend More Crops For Your Hard Labor
Back Broke, Culture Choked 
Vilifying Me ‘Cause I’m Trying To Survive
Blaming Me Of Committing Genocide?
I Just Been Trying To Live Inside America And This Dream
Trying To Keep Hope Alive While You Keep The Pope Alive
And The Pedophiles Who Would Rape That Same Child And Sweep It Under Rugs
Hail Mary’s And Hugs With Hues Of Red White And Blue
With Liberty And Justice For Only You 
My Womb Produced All The Leaders You Constantly Kill
Every 21 Minutes A Black Child Is Faced With The Real Deal 
On 58th & State 
Swallowed The Blue Pill But The Matrix Is Hate, Racial Profiling, And Rape
Prayin’ For A Clean Slate After Bargains And Pleas
Endangered In A Land Of Thieves, But A Species?
Insensitivity At Its Best 
Culturally Incompetent
Civil Unrest
Misinformed
Unworthy To Lead A Charge Then Charge Me With Murder!
Where Are You After Our Babies Are Born?
You Scorn, Jack Welfare & Health Reform
Sons And Daughters Mourned Over Caskets And Graves
But Not By My Hand
Ain’t Never Been My Plan To Kill The Next Black Man
Yet You Stand Blameless As If You Really Give A Damn
You Eating Filet Mignon, Baby Eating Spam
Food Deserts, Polluted Air
Shit Schools Setting Rules For Ritalin Ridden Babies
You Take A Time Out! 
And Put Some Time In  
Cause You Don’t Comprehend My Beginning Or My End
Covering My Roots Like Thieves Cover Tracks
One Nation Under God
Indivisible ‘Til We Visualized A Leader 
Targeting Me Again As A Breeder
With His Picture To Mock Me
Billboards To Shock Me 
This Ain’t Shit But The Next Plan To Block Me
But I See You…Pharisee.
Black Preachers Gon’ Wild 
Crucifying Queens 
Pimpin’ King James For Fame
In Jesus’ Name Pitting Blame
Like God Is Pleased 
You The Disease In The Village That We Just…Can’t…Shake
But My Back Is Something You Just…Can’t…Break
Flexible Like The Willow
Bosom Soft Like A Pillow That Was Used To Nurse
Yo Foul Ass
If I Wasn’t Spiritual I’d Curse 
Yo Foul Ass
But You Already Done
Til You Do Right By Me The Race Ain’t Run, The Spin Ain’t Spun 
You Think You’ve Won But It’s Only Just Begun
Like A Sucka Punch When You Least Expect It
I’ll Be There
Leading A Healthy Life In Spite Of Your Hypocrisy
I’ll Be There
Raising A Healthy Family Rooted In Democracy
I’ll Be There
Doing What Black Women Have Always Had To Do In Spite Of You
Rebuke That Shit…
And Continue.

stfufauxminists:

rabbleprochoice:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

@PatriciaHeaton tweeted some racist shit today:

Before you celebrate abortion Mr. President, you should go to this site: blackgenocide.org/black.html

So, if you are watching The Middle or re-runs of Raymond…stop.

THE ANTIDOTE FOR THIS BULLSHIT IS ALWAYS SHARK-FU and her amazing “The Battle Hymn of Dangerous Black Woman…”

I am a black woman.

I am your enemy if you seek to oppress me and mine.

I am dangerous as hell if you seek power through my oppression.

I am suspect if you fear someone who does not actively seek to be like you, to please you, or to give you strength through my submission.

I am something to be feared if you fear the empowerment of others.

I am - unbought, unbossed, and unashamed.

Reproductive justice didn’t happen to me. 

Fighting for the right to determine whether to have children, to raise the children we have, and to raise our families in communities free of violence and oppression…all of that wasn’t done to black women. 

All of that was and is done with black women, by black women for black women.

We are of this movement. 

Always have been.

Always will be.

So reproductive justice didn’t happen to me.

I am reproductive justice.

Dead to me.

Love,

Rabble

This is totally not surprising. Patricia Heaton is like, honorary president of Ultra Fauxminist group “Feminists for Life”. It makes sense that she’d also buy into the racism of the supposed “black genocide” bullshit.

After Patricia Heaton’s twitter fail today I wanted to bring this back because I had left this in my “likes” and forgot to reblog it. I also wanted to add this powerful poem:

"Billboard Babylon" by Cherisse Scott

Black Children Are An Endangered Species?

Every 21 Minutes The Next Possible Leader Is Aborted?

The Most Unsafe Place For An African American Child Is In My Womb? 

I Guess You Assumed You Could Say What You Wanted In Jesus’ Name 

And I Would Let It Slide

Let It Ride Like You Rode A Ship And Talked Some Shit 

To Bring Me To A Land That Wasn’t Mine

Told My King I’d Be Fine And That You’d Be Kind 

But As The Story Goes 500 Years Later 

And You Still Lying

You Wasn’t Trying To ‘Make Me Betta’

At Night Together We Conceived That Child 

Forced Me To Breed That Child 

More Stock To Tend More Crops For Your Hard Labor

Back Broke, Culture Choked 

Vilifying Me ‘Cause I’m Trying To Survive

Blaming Me Of Committing Genocide?

I Just Been Trying To Live Inside America And This Dream

Trying To Keep Hope Alive While You Keep The Pope Alive

And The Pedophiles Who Would Rape That Same Child And Sweep It Under Rugs

Hail Mary’s And Hugs With Hues Of Red White And Blue

With Liberty And Justice For Only You 

My Womb Produced All The Leaders You Constantly Kill

Every 21 Minutes A Black Child Is Faced With The Real Deal 

On 58th & State 

Swallowed The Blue Pill But The Matrix Is Hate, Racial Profiling, And Rape

Prayin’ For A Clean Slate After Bargains And Pleas

Endangered In A Land Of Thieves, But A Species?

Insensitivity At Its Best 

Culturally Incompetent

Civil Unrest

Misinformed

Unworthy To Lead A Charge Then Charge Me With Murder!

Where Are You After Our Babies Are Born?

You Scorn, Jack Welfare & Health Reform

Sons And Daughters Mourned Over Caskets And Graves

But Not By My Hand

Ain’t Never Been My Plan To Kill The Next Black Man

Yet You Stand Blameless As If You Really Give A Damn

You Eating Filet Mignon, Baby Eating Spam

Food Deserts, Polluted Air

Shit Schools Setting Rules For Ritalin Ridden Babies

You Take A Time Out! 

And Put Some Time In  

Cause You Don’t Comprehend My Beginning Or My End

Covering My Roots Like Thieves Cover Tracks

One Nation Under God

Indivisible ‘Til We Visualized A Leader 

Targeting Me Again As A Breeder

With His Picture To Mock Me

Billboards To Shock Me 

This Ain’t Shit But The Next Plan To Block Me

But I See You…Pharisee.

Black Preachers Gon’ Wild 

Crucifying Queens 

Pimpin’ King James For Fame

In Jesus’ Name Pitting Blame

Like God Is Pleased 

You The Disease In The Village That We Just…Can’t…Shake

But My Back Is Something You Just…Can’t…Break

Flexible Like The Willow

Bosom Soft Like A Pillow That Was Used To Nurse

Yo Foul Ass

If I Wasn’t Spiritual I’d Curse 

Yo Foul Ass

But You Already Done

Til You Do Right By Me The Race Ain’t Run, The Spin Ain’t Spun 

You Think You’ve Won But It’s Only Just Begun

Like A Sucka Punch When You Least Expect It

I’ll Be There

Leading A Healthy Life In Spite Of Your Hypocrisy

I’ll Be There

Raising A Healthy Family Rooted In Democracy

I’ll Be There

Doing What Black Women Have Always Had To Do In Spite Of You

Rebuke That Shit…

And Continue.

(Source: keepyourbsoutofmyuterus, via prochoicegeneration)

Santorum Cites Racist Author To Defend His Views On ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’

Excerpt: 

[…]

Murray co-authored The Bell Curve, which argues that black people score lower on IQ tests because they are genetically inferior to whites. To reach this conclusion, Murray relied on studies backed by the Pioneer Fund, whose original mission was to pursue “race betterment” for people “deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution.”

Murray’s latest book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, is a similarly rigorous work of scholarship. […]

So…let me get this straight. Democrats supporting access to contraception for everyone is Black Genocide and the GOP thinks they’re going to “save” them from us. But the people who think contraception access is dangerous are getting their information from verified racists…


(Source: nom-chompsky, via stfuconservatives)

dresdenlowe:

bacon-beer-and-boobs:

craftychristianmamma:

Hmm see the problem here?!

The only problem I see, is you comparing abortion to slavery. You know what is similar to slavery though?? Forcing a woman into 40 weeks of pregnancy and then up to a week of labor and delivery.

Cameron: “The difference is fetuses can’t complain, ha ha.”You probably shouldn’t compare thinking, feeling, sentient beings to fetuses who aren’t even aware of their own existence. Know why? Because that’s a really shitty thing to do. If you can’t see that you just shit on every person actually affected by slavery, you need to leave this debate and learn basic decency.

All I’m seeing is a false dilemma. Just because one group of people were wrongly denied their personhood because of a racist economic system that profited from their subjugation does NOT mean that every time we say something isn’t a person that we’re wrong. You’re conveniently ignoring the facts and how different the circumstances are. Black slaves were born, alive, and human just like white slave owners. The only difference was skin color. There were no justifiable reasons for denying them their personhood; it was about racism. Embryos are not comparable to people in any way. 
Is it that hard to understand there is a difference between denying people personhood because of racism (when other people who are essentially the same i.e. white people, are given personhood) and being a NON-person (i.e. zbef never have personhood to begin with, and no other special class of zbef is accorded personhood because they’re superior)?
In addition, you seem to forget the existence of female slaves altogether. Reproductive exploitation was a huge component of slavery. You know, what you’re advocating for with all your antichoice racist nonsense. 
And many people of color, especially woc, have told you exactly why these comparisons and historical revisions are racist and inflammatory.  Here are some posts I made on this topic. 

dresdenlowe:

bacon-beer-and-boobs:

craftychristianmamma:

Hmm see the problem here?!

The only problem I see, is you comparing abortion to slavery. You know what is similar to slavery though?? Forcing a woman into 40 weeks of pregnancy and then up to a week of labor and delivery.

Cameron: “The difference is fetuses can’t complain, ha ha.”
You probably shouldn’t compare thinking, feeling, sentient beings to fetuses who aren’t even aware of their own existence. Know why? Because that’s a really shitty thing to do. If you can’t see that you just shit on every person actually affected by slavery, you need to leave this debate and learn basic decency.

All I’m seeing is a false dilemma. Just because one group of people were wrongly denied their personhood because of a racist economic system that profited from their subjugation does NOT mean that every time we say something isn’t a person that we’re wrong. You’re conveniently ignoring the facts and how different the circumstances are. Black slaves were born, alive, and human just like white slave owners. The only difference was skin color. There were no justifiable reasons for denying them their personhood; it was about racism. Embryos are not comparable to people in any way. 

Is it that hard to understand there is a difference between denying people personhood because of racism (when other people who are essentially the same i.e. white people, are given personhood) and being a NON-person (i.e. zbef never have personhood to begin with, and no other special class of zbef is accorded personhood because they’re superior)?

In addition, you seem to forget the existence of female slaves altogether. Reproductive exploitation was a huge component of slavery. You know, what you’re advocating for with all your antichoice racist nonsense.

And many people of color, especially woc, have told you exactly why these comparisons and historical revisions are racist and inflammatory.  Here are some posts I made on this topic

(Source: reflections-of-shadows)

NAACP Opposes Proposed Federal Ban on So-Called Race and Gender Based Abortions

The NAACP is coming out against the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011,” saying the only thing more misleading that the premise of the bill is the name of it.

Via Huffington Post:

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the longest-serving African American member of the House, responded to Franks’ proclamation by asking why Frederick Douglass’ and Susan B. Anthony’s names are on the bill.

"I’ve studied Frederick Douglass more than you," Conyers told Franks. "And I’ve never heard or read about him saying anything about prenatal nondiscrimination."

The anti-abortion community has long tried to tie race into the abortion debate by comparing abortion to “black genocide,” but civil rights groups are often skeptical of their intent. The NAACP, the National Council of Jewish Women and 45 other U.S. civil rights groups echoed Conyers’ skepticism in a letter to the subcommittee on Tuesday. The reason African American women have a higher abortion rate than white women, they wrote in the letter, is that their rate of unintended pregnancy is 67 percent, compared to 40 percent for white women. The answer is not to penalize doctors who serve communities of color or to restrict women’s choice, but to address the root of the problem by empowering minority women to make informed personal health decisions and have fewer unintended pregnancies.

"We are very concerned to see the fight against discrimination being misappropriated to push a bill that does nothing to combat sex and race discrimination, but instead imposes additional barriers on women in the United States," the groups wrote. "If passed, this bill would exacerbate health disparities."

As for the “growing” problem of women obtaining abortions because of the gender or race of the fetus, the Guttmacher Institute told Huffington Post, “As far as we know, there is no research that shows that sex and race selective abortion occurs in the U.S.”

***

*pregnant people, not just women.

Hey, Antis:

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a pretty photo of a farm somewhere. There is a lens flare. Text reads in cursive, “Slavery was rationalized by the belief that its victims were somehow less than human, just as abortion is today”. End description.]
Except no. Its personhood is irrelevant. I don’t care if it’s a fully functional adult; it doesn’t get to use my body without my consent.
Comparing abortion to slavery is ridiculous. Slaves are conscious people aware of their suffering. A fetus can’t even feel pain until 35 weeks, and only 1.5% of abortions happen past 21 weeks. And if you care so much about slavery, why don’t you go donate to Anti-Slavery International or something?

This “argument” makes me want to throw up every time I see it. Seriously, you’re not worth an original response, but I’m not about to let this go unnoticed so I’ll quote myself.

Nope, this is patently offensive. Denying poc personhood based on a racist economic system that enabled people to own other people, is in no way comparable to pregnant people making choices about how their own body is utilized. Saying things like this is absolutely racist and conveniently ignores the existence of female slaves altogether. A huge part of slavery was reproductive coercion to keep the slave trade going. After emancipation, the reproductive coercion of woc went in the other direction through the use of “welfare queen” stereotypes and forced sterilization. To claim that woc finally having control over their own reproduction is akin to the horrendous practices that kept their ancestors enslaved is beyond offensive and racist. 

and

You want to talk about slavery, yet you also want to conveniently forget the lived realities of FEMALE slaves. You know, the whole forced birth via white master rapists thing? Reproductive coercion: that’s a big fucking part of slavery dumbass. Then there was the whole forced sterilization, testing birth control pills on WOC, laws against inter-racial marriages, creation of the black welfare queen/crack baby stereotypes after slavery ended. Do you see a pattern here? No? Well I’ll spell it out for you: women of color have historically had very little control over their reproduction because of people just like you. Now that they do have some semblance of reproductive rights you’re going to take them away under the guise of caring about fucking slavery by returning to the practice of forced birth?! 

Angry or composed Jasper, take your pick.

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a pretty photo of a farm somewhere. There is a lens flare. Text reads in cursive, “Slavery was rationalized by the belief that its victims were somehow less than human, just as abortion is today”. End description.]

Except no. Its personhood is irrelevant. I don’t care if it’s a fully functional adult; it doesn’t get to use my body without my consent.

Comparing abortion to slavery is ridiculous. Slaves are conscious people aware of their suffering. A fetus can’t even feel pain until 35 weeks, and only 1.5% of abortions happen past 21 weeks. And if you care so much about slavery, why don’t you go donate to Anti-Slavery International or something?

This “argument” makes me want to throw up every time I see it. Seriously, you’re not worth an original response, but I’m not about to let this go unnoticed so I’ll quote myself.

Nope, this is patently offensive. Denying poc personhood based on a racist economic system that enabled people to own other people, is in no way comparable to pregnant people making choices about how their own body is utilized. Saying things like this is absolutely racist and conveniently ignores the existence of female slaves altogether. A huge part of slavery was reproductive coercion to keep the slave trade going. After emancipation, the reproductive coercion of woc went in the other direction through the use of “welfare queen” stereotypes and forced sterilization. To claim that woc finally having control over their own reproduction is akin to the horrendous practices that kept their ancestors enslaved is beyond offensive and racist. 

and

You want to talk about slavery, yet you also want to conveniently forget the lived realities of FEMALE slaves. You know, the whole forced birth via white master rapists thing? Reproductive coercion: that’s a big fucking part of slavery dumbass. Then there was the whole forced sterilization, testing birth control pills on WOC, laws against inter-racial marriages, creation of the black welfare queen/crack baby stereotypes after slavery ended. Do you see a pattern here? No? Well I’ll spell it out for you: women of color have historically had very little control over their reproduction because of people just like you. Now that they do have some semblance of reproductive rights you’re going to take them away under the guise of caring about fucking slavery by returning to the practice of forced birth?! 

Angry or composed Jasper, take your pick.

The argument leaves Black women facing the accusation that they are either fools or murderers—and either way complicit in what Mark Crutcher says is Planned Parenthood’s sinister plan for “convincing the target group to commit mass suicide.” The accusation cuts to the heart of an intersection of sexism and racism for Black women, who have historically been pressed to choose allegiance between two aspects of their beings: their gender and the race .

It continues today. Maame Mensima-Horn, an African American activist based in Miami who consulted for SisterSong, says that the “Black genocide” argument has remained a male-driven conversation that shuts out women of color and ignores the role they have played in the reproductive justice movement. MensimaHorn sees a new generation of male activists relegating women to “breeder” status and blaming them for a deficit in the Black population.

It seems a neat return to the 1920s debate in the Black community about how to best uplift the race. W.E.B. DuBois argued for “quality versus quantity,” saying that Black interests were best met by family planning that allowed parents to invest more in fewer
children, not by simply birthing greater numbers. In 2010, Catherine Davis of Georgia Right to Life seems to take the latter position, saying that if Black women hadn’t had abortions, “we would be 59 million strong.”

The emphasis underscores a history of sexism in the Civil Rights Movement and its institutions, says Gray, in which Black women’s intellectual and physical labor was the backbone of the movement yet was rarely acknowledged. To day, “Black genocide” movement leaders, such as Childress and King, emphasize male leadership in both the movement and church—not surprising in conservative circles, but the destructive effect on women of color continues.

For Gray, this kind of sexism is a result of White fundamentalist outreach as well as a symptom of a larger problem: the breakdown of political education in Black politics.

He says, The result of it is that we have people claiming that the maafa is the abortion of black kids, instead of what it really is: the great catastrophe related to the slave trade. It means a bunch of frauds can rewrite your history and make it everything that it’s not. The freedom movement, which is what civil rights is about, is about the freedom of citizens to determine their lives for themselves and make their own opportunities.

And not, Grays says, to become a mother “because these people think you ought to be a mother. ”

— Excerpt from Is Abortion ‘Black Genocide’? by Kathryn Joyce

"Billboard Babylon" by Cherisse Scott

Black Children Are An Endangered Species?

Every 21 Minutes The Next Possible Leader Is Aborted?

The Most Unsafe Place For An African American Child Is In My Womb? 

I Guess You Assumed You Could Say What You Wanted In Jesus’ Name 

And I Would Let It Slide

Let It Ride Like You Rode A Ship And Talked Some Shit 

To Bring Me To A Land That Wasn’t Mine

Told My King I’d Be Fine And That You’d Be Kind 

But As The Story Goes 500 Years Later 

And You Still Lying

You Wasn’t Trying To ‘Make Me Betta’

At Night Together We Conceived That Child 

Forced Me To Breed That Child 

More Stock To Tend More Crops For Your Hard Labor

Back Broke, Culture Choked 

Vilifying Me ‘Cause I’m Trying To Survive

Blaming Me Of Committing Genocide?

I Just Been Trying To Live Inside America And This Dream

Trying To Keep Hope Alive While You Keep The Pope Alive

And The Pedophiles Who Would Rape That Same Child And Sweep It Under Rugs

Hail Mary’s And Hugs With Hues Of Red White And Blue

With Liberty And Justice For Only You 

My Womb Produced All The Leaders You Constantly Kill

Every 21 Minutes A Black Child Is Faced With The Real Deal 

On 58th & State 

Swallowed The Blue Pill But The Matrix Is Hate, Racial Profiling, And Rape

Prayin’ For A Clean Slate After Bargains And Pleas

Endangered In A Land Of Thieves, But A Species?

Insensitivity At Its Best 

Culturally Incompetent

Civil Unrest

Misinformed

Unworthy To Lead A Charge Then Charge Me With Murder!

Where Are You After Our Babies Are Born?

You Scorn, Jack Welfare & Health Reform

Sons And Daughters Mourned Over Caskets And Graves

But Not By My Hand

Ain’t Never Been My Plan To Kill The Next Black Man

Yet You Stand Blameless As If You Really Give A Damn

You Eating Filet Mignon, Baby Eating Spam

Food Deserts, Polluted Air

Shit Schools Setting Rules For Ritalin Ridden Babies

You Take A Time Out! 

And Put Some Time In  

Cause You Don’t Comprehend My Beginning Or My End

Covering My Roots Like Thieves Cover Tracks

One Nation Under God

Indivisible ‘Til We Visualized A Leader 

Targeting Me Again As A Breeder

With His Picture To Mock Me

Billboards To Shock Me 

This Ain’t Shit But The Next Plan To Block Me

But I See You…Pharisee.

Black Preachers Gon’ Wild 

Crucifying Queens 

Pimpin’ King James For Fame

In Jesus’ Name Pitting Blame

Like God Is Pleased 

You The Disease In The Village That We Just…Can’t…Shake

But My Back Is Something You Just…Can’t…Break

Flexible Like The Willow

Bosom Soft Like A Pillow That Was Used To Nurse

Yo Foul Ass

If I Wasn’t Spiritual I’d Curse 

Yo Foul Ass

But You Already Done

Til You Do Right By Me The Race Ain’t Run, The Spin Ain’t Spun 

You Think You’ve Won But It’s Only Just Begun

Like A Sucka Punch When You Least Expect It

I’ll Be There

Leading A Healthy Life In Spite Of Your Hypocrisy

I’ll Be There

Raising A Healthy Family Rooted In Democracy

I’ll Be There

Doing What Black Women Have Always Had To Do In Spite Of You

Rebuke That Shit…

And Continue.

SisterSong Race/ Gender Policy Report

[pregnant people, not just women]

[…]

African American women who care about reproductive justice know that the limited membership in the Black anti-abortion movement doesn’t represent our views and we are not fooled into thinking that they care about gender justice for women. In fact, if they had their way, we would be re-enslaved once again, based on our fertility.

[…]

They tell African American women that we are now responsible for the genocide of our own people. Talk about a “blame the victim” strategy! We are now accused of “lynching” our children in our wombs and practicing white supremacy on ourselves. Black women are again blamed for the social conditions in our communities and demonized by those who claim they only want to save our souls (and the souls of our unborn children). This is what lies on steroids look like.

[…]

The sexism in their viewpoints is mind-boggling. To them, Black women are the poor dupes of the abortion rights movement, lacking agency and decision-making of our own. In fact, this is a reassertion of Black male supremacy over the self-determination of women. It doesn’t matter whether it is from the lips of a man or a woman. It is about re-enslaving Black women by making us breeders for someone else’s cause.

I am reminded of the comments of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who dismissed the genocide argument when asked to discuss her views on abortion and birth control:

To label family planning and legal abortion programs “genocide” is male rhetoric, for male ears. It falls flat to female listeners and to thoughtful male ones. Women know, and so do many men, that two or three children who are wanted, prepared for, reared amid love and stability, and educated to the limit of their ability will mean more for the future of the Black and brown races from which they come than any number of neglected, hungry, ill-housed and ill-clothed youngsters.

[…]

But mostly, we need to let the world know that they do not speak for Black women. As my mother would say, “they might be our color, but they are not our kind.”

— Loretta Ross, "Re-enslaving African American Women"

Herman Cain Said Planned Parenthood’s early objective was to “help kill black babies before they came into the world.”

PolitiFact

This presidential election season, Georgia’s homegrown prospect Herman Cain is talking about race.

Cain, a black, conservative Republican, recently said the media is “scared that a real black man may run against Barack Obama.”

And there’s this one about pro-abortion rights group Planned Parenthood:

"When Margaret Sanger - check my history - started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world," Cain said during a talk in Washington, D.C., at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative group.

"It’s planned genocide," Cain added. He wants the U.S. Congress to yank funding for Planned Parenthood, which receives about $75 million a year to provide non-abortion health services.

Was Planned Parenthood founded to help kill unborn black babies?

Cain asked his audience to check his history. So, we did.

First, a disclaimer. Cain, who has launched a presidential exploratory committee, was a talk show host on AM 750 and now 95.5 FM WSB, which, like The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is part of Cox Media Group.

Cain has more political heft than your average talking head. The former CEO of Godfather Pizza beat a six-term U.S. congressman to finish second in Georgia’s 2004 U.S. Senate Republican primary. The Morehouse grad has eight honorary doctorate degrees and has authored four books, and he serves on several corporate boards.

Now some history. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is credited with making birth control legal and widely available.

Born 1879, Sanger, who was white, blamed her mother’s death on her frequent pregnancies. At the time, speaking about birth control could lead to arrest. She thought that if women could legally control the number of children they bore, their health and economic conditions would improve.

We consulted with scholarship, Cain’s camp, anti-abortion groups, Sanger’s biographer, and multiple experts on Cain’s claim.

The supposed evidence that Sanger supported black genocide is a loose collection of her most objectionable statements, her ties to the disgraced eugenics movement, and her work on what was called the Negro Project. That effort, started in 1939, brought birth control services (but not abortion) to black communities in the South.

These facts don’t come close to supporting Cain’s claim.

Eugenics was once a wildly popular theory that the human race can be improved through better breeding and genetics. It drew together backers as diverse as President Theodore Roosevelt and black intellectual W.E.B. DuBois.

At its best, the U.S. movement pushed for better prenatal care. At its worst, it enabled forced sterilization laws and let claims that blacks and immigrants were inferior to masquerade as science.

Sanger welcomed some of the movement’s more notorious leaders onto the board of a predecessor to Planned Parenthood. She also endorsed paying pensions to women of low intelligence who agreed to be sterilized.

But we found no evidence that Sanger advocated - privately or publicly - for anything even resembling the “genocide” of blacks, or that she thought blacks are genetically inferior.

Every academic PolitiFact Georgia consulted said that Cain’s claim is wrong.

"I have never run into any serious academic reference of Sanger or others wanting to ‘kill black babies,’" Indiana University professor Ruth Engs, a eugenics movement expert, told PolitiFact Georgia in an e-mail.

What’s worse, Cain got his facts mixed up.

Sanger’s first birth control clinic opened in 1916 in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., which was mostly Irish and Jewish.

When she did open a Harlem clinic in the early 1930s, about half of its patients were white. Members of the black establishment, including DuBois and black newspaper the Amsterdam News, supported it. This was hardly the pro-genocide camp.

None of these centers performed abortions.

Those who think Sanger wanted black genocide cite the Negro Project. But even their strongest evidence, a passage from a letter she wrote advocating that organizers recruit black ministers for the project, does not come close to proving a genocidal plot.

Sanger wrote that “We don’t want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs.”

But her correspondence shows this sentence advocates for black doctors and ministers to play leadership roles in the Negro Project to avoid misunderstandings. Lynchings and Jim Crow laws gave blacks good reason to be wary of attempts to limit the number of children they bore. In Harlem, she hired a black doctor and social worker to quell those fears.

The facts of the Negro Project suggest nothing more genocidal than a public health project. Black leaders DuBois and Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women, and the pastor of the influential black Abyssinian Baptist Church were members of its advisory council. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt was supportive.

For Sanger to launch a genocidal plot behind their backs and leave no true evidence in her numerous writings would require powers just shy of witchcraft.

Really, calling the Negro Project a genocidal plot defies common sense. Why would Sanger try to destroy a race of people by giving them access to the very thing she thought could make life better?

Planned Parenthood’s early objective was not to “help kill black babies before they came into the world.”

Sanger failed to rise above the ethnic and racial paternalism of her time, but that’s a far cry from being genocidal.

Cain’s claim is a ridiculous, cynical play of the race card. We rate it Pants on Fire.

[Citations under the cut]

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Every “fact” and “statistic” presented is either verifiably wrong or used to make a false conclusion.

"There is no doubt…that procreation of this group should be stopped." Margaret Sanger

It is true that she said this in 1921 in a speech, but never in the context of race or abortion. She was talking about birth control and the group she’s referencing are the “irresponsible and reckless” members of society who have “little regard for the consequence of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.”

This is not to say she isn’t controversial but if you have to take things blatantly out of context it’s obvious you can’t make your case honestly. See this pdf for more information on Sanger and this pdf for more quotes often taken out of context. Oh, and Martin Luther King Jr. was a vocal ally to Margaret Sanger.

Over 1,000,000 lives are aborted every year.

True, if you want to be ethnocentric. The actual number for the United States is 1.21 million as of 2008. Globally the number rises to approximately 42 million.

38.5% of those babies are African-American.

No, non-hispanic black people account for 30% of total abortions in the U.S. Non-hispanic white people account for 36%, hispanic people account for 25%, and other races are 9%.

Babies? No, try embryos (78.9%) and fetuses.

And African-American? I’m guessing you really mean black, as not all black people in the United States are African-American.

African-Americans are only 13% of the U.S. population.

The 2010 census says 12.6%, so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

Black women abort their children at 3x the rate of white women.

This is ambiguous. I’m not entirely sure if you’re implying black people have 3 times as many abortions as white people (which is false from stats provided above: 30% vs. 36%), or if you mean that the proportion of total black pregnancies to end in abortion is 3x higher than the proportion of white pregnancies that end in abortion. If you mean the latter, this could be because 67% of the pregnancies of black people are unintended, compared to 40% for white people and 53% for hispanic people. If black people have more pregnancies, and more unintended pregnancies, it isn’t groundbreaking that they might also have more abortions. This ties into issues of classism, access, racism, and quality of sex ed.

94% of abortion clinics are located in an urban area…

Every time I’ve seen this statistic it usually says “urban black neighborhoods” so it’s interesting that you omitted “black” and simply said “urban.” But the implication is still there with the statistic following this one, so “urban” seems like a euphemism for black. This idea that abortion clinics are targeting black neighborhoods is patently false and has been thoroughly debunked. Guttmacher has a report that found that fewer than 1 in 10 abortion clinics are in neighborhoods that are predominantly black. Further, they found that 63% of clinics were in neighborhoods where one half or more of residents were non-hispanic white. They also have a followup report.

…ending nearly 40% of all black pregnancies.

I can’t find a current, reputable source for this. But if I were to humor you and give you the benefit of the doubt (though at this point, why would I?), this doesn’t prove black people are being targeted. As all the confounding factors and statistics I’ve provided show, the high rate of unintended pregnancy is directly related to a corresponding high rate of abortion, not a black genocide conspiracy.

coincidence?

Cause and effect, correlation and causation, propaganda: how do they work?

Sanger’s birth control plan is succeeding.

There was no plan to exterminate black people. She merely wanted people to have control over their bodies and biological destinies. No need to lie.

Black children are an endangered species.

This is racist and is playing into the real historical fears the black community had in regards to slavery, population control, and forced sterilization. However, none of that was at the hands of Margaret Sanger or Planned Parenthood. Not then, not now.

I’ve written about how offensive this “species” business is here.

Tl;dr You’re statistics are false, you’re conclusions are fallacious, and you’re racist as fuck.

(Source: naomijune)

she-who-loves-the-rain:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

@thinkprogress just tweeted:      
On CBS, Cain says Planned Parenthood is “Planned Genocide,” accuses it of targeting black community. See: thkpr.gs/qdZHVA
A happy Sunday morning to ya. And a big Sunday “FUCK YOU” to Herman Cain.

Aaaand people still don’t know the definition of genocide! And have no problem insulting all the black women by saying they are dumb for falling for the “propaganda” and not making their own choices. *sigh*

First, fuck you Herman Cain. Those that follow the link will see he was also featured as narrator in an ad in which he says (in bold)

“If you make a little mistake with one of your ‘hos,’ you’ll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked,” one of the men says.
“That’s too cold. I don’t snuff my own seed,” the other replies.
“Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican,” the first man says.

The Think Progress link audio is dead, but it can be heard here. So there’s that, which is completely messed up. I did a small post last night about this “black genocide”/Planned Parenthood myth and why it’s a total fabrication.
I also think it’s really disturbing that the Republicans are pushing this genocide myth because, from what I know, the “welfare queen” stereotype (that disproportionately affects woc) was originally used for eugenics purposes to forcibly sterilize poor women. And it is still being used to this day by Republicans! So for them to come out and say that reproductive choices are now genocide is not only insulting but it’s patently hypocritical.
I think it’s also really important to note that the reason this conspiracy is able to take hold is because of the history of woc in this country, and their very REAL reasons to distrust white feminists and the reproductive rights movement, as well as society at large. This country has a despicable past (see this post for some links) and these racist propagandists are playing to very real fears. So while it is a total fabrication now, and the facts are on our side now, and we should educate people that this is not happening, I don’t think we should attack woc for entertaining the suspicion.

she-who-loves-the-rain:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

@thinkprogress just tweeted:   

On CBS, Cain says Planned Parenthood is “Planned Genocide,” accuses it of targeting black community. See: thkpr.gs/qdZHVA

A happy Sunday morning to ya. And a big Sunday “FUCK YOU” to Herman Cain.

Aaaand people still don’t know the definition of genocide! And have no problem insulting all the black women by saying they are dumb for falling for the “propaganda” and not making their own choices. *sigh*

First, fuck you Herman Cain. Those that follow the link will see he was also featured as narrator in an ad in which he says (in bold)

“If you make a little mistake with one of your ‘hos,’ you’ll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked,” one of the men says.

“That’s too cold. I don’t snuff my own seed,” the other replies.

“Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican,” the first man says.

The Think Progress link audio is dead, but it can be heard here. So there’s that, which is completely messed up. I did a small post last night about this “black genocide”/Planned Parenthood myth and why it’s a total fabrication.

I also think it’s really disturbing that the Republicans are pushing this genocide myth because, from what I know, the “welfare queen” stereotype (that disproportionately affects woc) was originally used for eugenics purposes to forcibly sterilize poor women. And it is still being used to this day by Republicans! So for them to come out and say that reproductive choices are now genocide is not only insulting but it’s patently hypocritical.

I think it’s also really important to note that the reason this conspiracy is able to take hold is because of the history of woc in this country, and their very REAL reasons to distrust white feminists and the reproductive rights movement, as well as society at large. This country has a despicable past (see this post for some links) and these racist propagandists are playing to very real fears. So while it is a total fabrication now, and the facts are on our side now, and we should educate people that this is not happening, I don’t think we should attack woc for entertaining the suspicion.

(Source: keepyourbsoutofmyuterus)

So you know how I mentioned that it was ridiculous for antichoicers to co-opt animal conservation campaigns (eagle eggs, baby seals, pandas, etc) because the issue there is the threat of extinction and obviously zygotes/humans in general aren’t going extinct? Well, I knew about the racist billboards connoting a “black genocide” at Planned Parenthood, but somehow this slipped off my radar: “black children are an endangered species.” Species! Who is denying the humanity of fetuses now?! This is so full of fucking fail, and yet it also clearly shows the racism inherent in the antichoice movement. How can anyone claim that not only are black children going extinct, but that they’re a species in and of themselves?! Seriously, this is what happens when you co-opt liberal causes without understanding anything about them. For realz. Just stop.
Oh and also: while black women have a higher rate of unintended pregnancies and therefore a higher rate of abortion, their fertility rate is on par with white women at about 2.0 children.
And most clinics aren’t predominately located in minority neighborhoods either. [Also, here]
And many people are telling you there is no black genocide happening and that you’re racist as fuck. [Also, THIS]

So you know how I mentioned that it was ridiculous for antichoicers to co-opt animal conservation campaigns (eagle eggs, baby seals, pandas, etc) because the issue there is the threat of extinction and obviously zygotes/humans in general aren’t going extinct? Well, I knew about the racist billboards connoting a “black genocide” at Planned Parenthood, but somehow this slipped off my radar: “black children are an endangered species.” Species! Who is denying the humanity of fetuses now?! This is so full of fucking fail, and yet it also clearly shows the racism inherent in the antichoice movement. How can anyone claim that not only are black children going extinct, but that they’re a species in and of themselves?! Seriously, this is what happens when you co-opt liberal causes without understanding anything about them. For realz. Just stop.

Oh and also: while black women have a higher rate of unintended pregnancies and therefore a higher rate of abortion, their fertility rate is on par with white women at about 2.0 children.

And most clinics aren’t predominately located in minority neighborhoods either. [Also, here]

And many people are telling you there is no black genocide happening and that you’re racist as fuck. [Also, THIS]

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