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Kanye goes where no pop icon has gone before

He is taking on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood.

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The president hasn’t gone there. Most Republicans, with some notable African American exceptions, haven’t gone there. Liberals and leftists refuse to go there. This publication has gone there repeatedly.

And now, Kanye West, possible presidential candidate, husband to Kim Kardashian, and pop megastar has joined our lead. He is speaking up about the detailed and strong racist roots of Planned Parenthood.

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West, in a recent press interview, singled out Planned Parenthood, which he said has “been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.” The comment was a reference to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger’s support for Nazi-style eugenics is a source of anger for many in the black community. African American pro-life activists have come to realize, by researching Sanger’s sordid and racist words and deeds, that her legacy drives Planned Parenthood toward one, perhaps unintentional, goal: The virtual elimination of the black family unit.

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Said Sanger, “How are we to breed a race of human thoroughbreds unless we follow the same plan?” she wrote in 1924. “We must make this country into a garden of children instead of a disorderly back lot overrun with human weeds.”

Rebecca Tuhus Dubrow even wrote in far-left The Nation in 2007, “Harder to dismiss are the critiques of black feminists like Angela Davis, who points out that minority women’s longstanding alienation from mainstream white feminism has roots in Sanger’s association with eugenics.”

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In a 1939 letter, Sanger went over her plan to encourage black religious leaders to help her expand her clinics into the South.

“We do not 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 to any of their more rebellious members,” she wrote. And yet this is a woman worshipped and glorified by Democrats and pro-abortion advocates.

Arizona state Rep. Walt Blackman, a Republican, recently wrote an op-ed titled “Abortion: The Overlooked Tragedy for Black Americans.” He referenced statistics and said it is “harmful to all black Americans if we continue to let society look the other way when it comes to the devastation that political policies like abortion wreak on the black community.” Blackman, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote that black women in 2011 had the highest ratio of any group in the country at 474 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Black pro-life activist Louisiana state Senator Katrina Jackson, a Democrat, has said, “We will never stop [fighting Planned Parenthood]; it’s just that important.” She said that at this year’s March for Life in Washington. “It’s the most important thing we could ever fight for in our lives.”

Over 61 million abortions have been performed in America since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, with nearly 20 million abortions of unborn black babies. The Guttmacher Institute, a group that supports abortion, itself reported that black women made up 28 percent of the country’s abortions in 2014, despite the fact that blacks make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population.

Hundreds of current and former Planned Parenthood staffers have also recently signed an open letter blasting Sanger, the founder of the organization, as a “racist” and saying that the nonprofit group suffers from “institutional racism.”

Perhaps Kanye West has hit upon something that finally may get some traction. If so, and maybe by design, he is doing yeoman’s work for the GOP and the president.

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