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Frederick Douglass Foundation chairman suggests Dem Party more systemically racist than police

Black conservative Kevin McGary also suggests Trump support among African-American voters will grow this election over 2016.

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Democratic Party donkey symbol in October 2016
Democratic Party donkey symbol in October 2016
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Updated: July 7, 2020 - 11:30pm

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The conservative head of a foundation honoring the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is rejecting the notion that systemic racism pervades America's police forces, suggesting instead there is more evidence of systemic racism in the liberal bastions of the Democratic Party and Planned Parenthood.

During an interview on the "John Solomon Reports" podcast, Kevin McGary, the chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, questioned the claim that systemic racism prevails among police when so many minorities populate law enforcement's ranks.

Instead, he said that the description of systemic racism could be applied to the Democratic Party, which he said "started slavery and segregation and to this very day they actually encourage the black genocide of black babies." He also said that "all of their upper echelon, meaning in the House and the Senate, are white, and has been for decades, many decades, probably forever."

He said that a "sincere leftist-Marxist" would express opposition to the Democratic Party.

"But if you're sincere you would immediately begin to march on Washington against the Democrat Party. At the very least you would say, we want reparations, not from the U.S. in general but from the Democrat Party. They're the party that precipitated all this," he said.

Discussing the late founder of Planned Parenthood, McGary said that Margaret Sanger's "racial hatred towards blacks is unparalleled" and he said that "her organization specifically targets to this very day black babies" through its abortion programs.

McGary said that while black women of child-bearing age make up a small proportion of the population, a significant quantity, "over 90 percent in some estimates, of Planned Parenthood and affiliates are actually in the black community. Why? Why would you put all of your sites in the black community for a three percent demographic? This makes no sense," he said.

Planned Parenthood has long defended its founder, Sanger, who was a proponent of the turn-of-the-century science movement known as eugenics that advocated breeding humans with superior qualities. Sanger's writings included statements such as “the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective" and that "we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

Planned Parenthood has said it does not believe Sanger's comments were meant to be racist and noted Martin Luther King Jr. was accepted an award in Sanger's name.

McGary predicted that during the upcoming 2020 presidential election President Trump will secure a larger share of support from black voters than he earned during the 2016 election cycle.

Regarding the key question that will characterize this year's election, he remarked, "The question is: Do you want the ideal of America, the free, the righteous, the just-type America or do you want a new sort of reimagined America that embraces something that is anathema to our Constitution, that would be Marxism."