Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American

Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American

Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American

Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American

Synopsis

"In his opening chapters, Weisbord builds a most effective justification for black American paranoia. Then, launching into the highly charged subject of birth control and whether its aim is to eliminate blacks, he manages to steer an admirably even-handed course between the Scylla of white racism and the Charybdis of the black lunatic fringe." Publishers Weekly

Excerpt

In the last few years there has been much global concern about overpopulation and its deeply disturbing consequences: famine, the depletion of natural resources, and pollution of the environment. the year 1974 was designated "World Population Year" by the United Nations. It also organized an international conference, held in 1974 in Bucharest, Rumania, to confront new and terrifying demographic realities. the United States was an active participant in the parley.

For decades contraception, abortion, and sterilization were subjects considered too coarse for polite conversation in American society. They were practices that were often legally restricted, even proscribed, in this country. Times have changed. It is no longer necessary to whisper furtively about birth control. Information about family planning and actual planned parenthood services are now lawfully available. Birth control has come of age.

Success was not easy for the birth controllers to realize. Like the tortuous road leading to racial equality, their path was narrow and winding. There were potholes and roadblocks galore. Martin Luther King once spoke of the striking kinship between the civil . . .

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