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'Planned Parenthood's negro project is succeeding'

If you've ever seen those inner-city billboards warning of a mysterious "black genocide," you should check out left-leaning political analyst Kathryn Royce's briefing on the fairly recent comeback of a race-based anti-abortion argument.

I was unaware of the new popularity of this pseudo-historical argument -- that pro-abortion rights activists are doing the work of racists and eugenicists -- until I joined Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) last year for a partial screening of the documentary "Maafa 21" at last year's "Take America Back" conference in St. Louis.

Months after that, Franks got in a little trouble for vocalizing this argument in a clumsy way. But as Royce explains, he's just the highest-profile messenger for a rising cause.

Here's the trailer for "Maafa 21" to give an idea of what this is all about.

By David Weigel  |  April 30, 2010; 3:01 PM ET
Categories:  Race  
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