In an interview posted to YouTube with DJ Vlad, rapper Nick Cannon continued his criticism of Planned Parenthood, saying the organization was created so that founder Margaret Sanger could "exterminate the Negro race."
Cannon says in the interview that he is not anti-abortion — and that his mother had actually gone to abort him before deciding to have him — but that he has problems with the organization's original desire to promote "ethnic cleansing."
“I feel like it’s a systemic issue,” Cannon says in the video. “When you look at what Margaret Sanger and all the people who follow eugenics and all that stuff. It was all about cleansing. Margaret Sanger said that she wanted to exterminate the Negro race, and that she was going to use her organization as she founded to do so.”
Cannon has been vocal in the past in his criticism of Planned Parenthood, just last month accusing the organization of "real genocide" against black communities.
“Think about all the stuff they did with Planned Parenthood and all of that type of stuff. That type of stuff is to take our community and — forget gentrification, it’s real genocide," Cannon said last month, according to the Washington Times. "And it’s been like that for years.”
Sanger is widely known for her belief in birth control to control what she called the "biologically unfit" from breeding. The effort to downplay some of her more controversial statements about population control have been successful over the years.
However, even those attempts are becoming stale in light of some of the horrors the organization has been involved with over the last several years, including the alleged sale of fetal body parts that was exposed in a sting operation by the Center for Medical Progress and the discovery of preserved fetuses and unsanitary conditions at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic that Planned Parenthood failed to report to authorities.
Even National Public Radio's effort to clean-up the rhetoric fails when Sanger is simply taken at her word:
Eugenics was a discipline, championed by prominent scientists but now widely debunked, that promoted "good" breeding and aimed to prevent "poor" breeding. The idea was that the human race could be bettered through encouraging people with traits like intelligence, hard work, cleanliness (thought to be genetic) to reproduce. Eugenics was taken to its horrifying extreme during the Holocaust, through forced sterilizations and breeding experiments.
In the United States, eugenics intersected with the birth control movement in the 1920s, and Sanger reportedly spoke at eugenics conferences. She also talked about birth control being used to facilitate "the process of weeding out the unfit [and] of preventing the birth of defectives."
Cannon contends in his video interview that because so many abortion clinics are located in black communities, the "unfit" that Sanger is referring to can be inferred to mean black people.
Watch the full interview here: