proctor and gamble

proctor and gamble

Blacks sterilized by eugenics program funded by Margaret Sanger's financier

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Eugenic sterilization programs existed in America in at least 31 states. Many of the women forced or coerced into sterilization were black. In 1939, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wrote this in a letter to fellow eugenicist, Clarence Gamble, regarding the American Birth Control League's Negro Project, "The minister's work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want the 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 to any of their more rebellious members." In 1947, Gamble called for the expansion of North Carolina's State's sterilization program saying that for every feebleminded person sterilized, 40 more were polluting and degrading the bloodlines of future generation with their defective genes. Research from North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal reveals a long history of abuses in the N.C. sterilization program -- abuses that Gamble consistently glossed over. According to the Journal, "Gamble wanted sterilizations to increase rather than decrease, and increase they did." Gamble was a heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune and a major financial backer of Sanger's. He gave money directly to the North Carolina Eugenics Board that sterilized Elaine Riddick. This is her story. For more on the forced sterilization of Black women and the eugenics movement, watch Maafa21 at http://www.maafa21.com For more on Life Dynamics go here http://www.lifedynamics.com