Over the Fourth of July weekend, protesters shamefully targeted a statue of one of our nation’s greatest abolitionist heroes, Frederick Douglass.
Born a slave, Douglass learned to read as a boy and became one of the Civil War era’s greatest orators and leaders in favor of abolishing the godless institution of slavery.
In fact, the holiday marked the anniversary of one of his greatest speeches, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” which many were sharing on social media in light of commemorating the Declaration of Independence amid ongoing anti-racism protests.
The statue that was vandalized was in Maplewood Park, New York, just so happens to be the very location that Douglass made this historic speech, which contextualized the holiday in light of the then-ongoing institution of slavery in 1852, the Democrat and Chronicle noted of the incident.
As far as great Americans who combated racism, Douglass is one of the most noteworthy and admirable.
Yet not even he and his statue, which was in the same park that includes Kelsey’s Landing, which Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others used to shuttle slaves to freedom in the Underground Railway, is not safe from outraged cancel culture.
So why has Margaret Sanger, the notoriously racist eugenicist who founded abortion giant Planned Parenthood, called for controlling the population of black and Hispanic Americans, and once even spoke to a woman’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan, yet to be targeted?
This has been a question many conservatives have been posing and it appears that her time may soon be coming.
As National Review’s Alexandra Desanctis explains, Sanger’s immunity from criticism among leftists could soon come to an end:
After several decades of brushing aside pro-life critiques of its tainted history, Planned Parenthood is now fielding similar complaints from some of its own employees. Just last month, more than 350 current and former staffers of Planned Parenthood’s Greater New York affiliate — along with several hundred donors and volunteers — published an open letter condemning Sanger as “a racist, white woman” and arguing that the organization is guilty of “institutional racism.”
“We know that Planned Parenthood has a history and a present steeped in white supremacy and we, the staff, are motivated to do the difficult work needed to improve,” the letter added.
You won’t hear a lot of complaints on the right if Sanger succumbs to the outrage mob at last.
But while they may remove her painting from the Smithsonian, we’d be willing to bet it will still be a long time coming before the outrage mob wakes up and realizes that it is Planned Parenthood that is disproportionately targeting black lives.
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