As we all know, Starbucks decided to close down their 8,000 stores for a time of sensitivity training in order to help their employees discover any unconscious racial bias. Some of the employees found it revealing. Others said it made them uncomfortable.
Although the leadership of Starbucks thought that it was important to discuss racism, that didn’t keep Starbucks from supporting America’s most prominent racist group. That would be Planned Parenthood. That is the claim made by Dr. Alveda King (and others) in an open letter to Starbucks.
She questions, “As men and women who fight for the value and dignity of every human being, we ask: Where is the humanity and inclusion when your company matches employees’ donations to Planned Parenthood, whose founder Margaret Sanger was an outspoken racist with genocidal intentions?”
The letter goes on to add, “Active with the Ku Klux Klan and the eugenics movement, Margaret Sanger’s stated agenda was to eradicate the African-American population. Her dream is being realized by the slaughter of minority children today through the horror of abortion.”
In an op-ed for The Washington Examiner, King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) lays out some disturbing facts. “More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease — combined. In America today, a black child is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white child. And since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by more than 25 percent.” Later she adds that “About 13 percent of American women are black, but they have more than 35 percent of the abortions.”
We can applaud the decision by Starbucks to take on the problem of racial bias. But we should also question their support of Planned Parenthood.