{ADbitious} Black Children: Endangered Species

My friend Cydia sent this to me in the midst of my move from Miami to NYC and I’m only now getting to it. So this isn’t new news, except to me of course, but still, wow and a bit of WTF?

Basically, the billboard advertisement states that “Black Children Are an Endangered Species” and was pushed in Atlanta, Georgia.

There were 65 billboards in total and they were sponsored/created by TooManyAborted.com

The organization’s website also links to something called “Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in the 21st Century America” which is quite the controversial film about black people as a ‘species’ who are victims of technologically advanced slavery in today’s world via the use of birth control:-

The organization promotes a highly controversial set of arguments on anti-abortion sentiments, the origins or birth control and it’s highly publicized activist, Margaret Sanger, as well as, a rather opinionated set of spew on the origins of Planned Parenthood.

In my personal opinion, there is a HUGE blurry line here between what is moral by some standards, right by others and proper to some.

And also, why single out African Americans?

  • Is it fair to bring a child into this world whose parents are crack addicts, or whose mother was a victim of incest?
  • Furthrmore, rather than scarring and scaring people with tactics of the ‘shock’ factor, I think education is key.
  • Education and providing the necessary means for individuals to practice safe sex.

At the risk of sounding like a realistic, genocidal maniac who actually cares about the human race — instead of predicting parts of it being eradicated, why don’t people try to educate those who need it, put effort and community services into places that require it and oh yea, support those in tough situations rather than giving them ultimatums about the ethnic Coming of the Four Horsemen?

I just don’t get scare tactics in advertising.

I mean sure they get you in the gut when you first see them, but that doesn’t help get the point across, it just makes you go, “wow,” then go along your merry way (at least most of the time.) This is because scare tactics are something that have been implemented for years and years. It’s easy enough to say, that to a certain extent, they are overdone.

If black children are endangered, well then, so are every other race of children on the planet — from the little girls of India, to the more than one baby policy on top of being born a girl in China, to even the Yemeni child brides.

Endangered Species?

How about infant terrorism on a global scale? Have you ever heard of Somaly Mam? Now that’s someone who knows, understands and is admirable and absolutely a pioneer at saving the children, specifically girls, of our world … in how it matters.

A huge part of the problem facing what Too Many Aborted and other children in other parts of the world is socioeconomic — from lack of education, to being born into exceptionally poor families, to living in countries where there are little to no women’s rights …and being a young girl in one of them.

Being a leader of the free world, the United States and it’s citizens are in a position to aid and educate. We don’t live in a third-world country, I think the time for ultimatums and scare tactics has passed.

Does this whole black people are all going to die, die, die — is it me, or does it sound like ethnic McCarthyism?

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the ‘Little Pink Book’ delivered to your Kindle.

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Comments

  1. Well, I can explain it even though I don't agree:

    – The argument that African-American children are an endangered species is not new at all. As a matter of fact, it's a point that has been debated for quite some time. The ad reinforces a claim that quite a few people have believed for a long time. Polling data shows that many African-Americans, especially the older ones, are fiscally progressive and socially conservative. Say abortion or gay marriage and they cringe. That's why an ad in Atlanta, Georgia is a pretty smart move, even though I think these people are crazy.

    – You're right that children from other races are endangered as well, but that ad isn't arguing that they aren't. But, I still agree with you 😀

    – The ad points out the fact that the African-American abortion rate is high because it is. The mistake it makes is that it uses a really crazy argument for why.

    – Fun Fact: Washington, DC, which is a majority black city, has an infant mortality and HIV infection rate equivalent to a third world country. That's part of the reason why a lot of people feel both targeted by corporations that exploit their poverty (McDonalds & abortion clinics to name a few) and neglected by their politicians and elected officials.

    Conclusion: Effective ad because it reflects what some people already believe and it is targeted in the right place. Crappy website because of its crappy arguments.

  2. blackgenocidebad says:

    Just watch Maafa21 and then see why the statement is being made. You cannot cure all the evils of society at one time. This is but one aspect. I do not know about the billboards – but the documentary : Maafa21 makes a VERY compelling argument which I think all fair minded individuals will see. The documentation is superb. If you want the details, the offensive/racist quotes, and the full documentation – see the film. It blasts Republicans as well – a very racist comment by Nixon is worth watching. See a preview of Maafa21 here – http://www.maafa21.com

  3. There is a history of not just high abortion rates in the black community, but also sterilization and forced killings. Maybe not so much in the modern era, but the history is still there. Also, while people come into this world in sometimes the worst circumstances, so many people persevere. No one is obligated to follow their parents example. However, we do need more education, economic development and the like to come back in to black, Latino and many other ethnic communities so that we can reduce the likelihood that a child who's born in what starts as a bad situation, can't grow up and be the catalyst we need to change the world

  4. There is a history of not just high abortion rates in the black community, but also sterilization and forced killings. Maybe not so much in the modern era, but the history is still there. Also, while people come into this world in sometimes the worst circumstances, so many people persevere. No one is obligated to follow their parents example. However, we do need more education, economic development and the like to come back in to black, Latino and many other ethnic communities so that we can reduce the likelihood that a child who's born in what starts as a bad situation, can't grow up and be the catalyst we need to change the world