Princeton Student Accused of Racism for Fliers on Black Abortions
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/24/11 1:01 PM
A Princeton Theological Seminary student is facing accusations of racism for passing out fliers on campus talking about the way in which abortion disproportionately targets black women and unborn children.
The student advertised Maafa 21, a recent Life Dynamics movie on the history of Black Genocide, by posting flyers and hosting screenings of the movie on campus, while also passing out Human Life Alliance literature to educate her peers. The fliers, titled “Black Genocide” contain some statements other students found inappropriate — as they show a picture of a noose with the words “in the new Klan lynching is for amateurs.”
Students at the Princeton Theological Seminary are concerned about the flier and they held a forum on Wednesday to discuss it. They noted the fliers first appeared in November but reappeared in February for Black History Month.
Maurice Stinnett told WCBS-TV in New York City, “I was shocked and appalled that someone would place something like that up at this particular institution” and another seminary student, Shirley Thomas, added, “There was a lot of devastation for me, psychological damage, injury, because I saw this as social bullying. People need to understand that racism is not dead.”
Princeton Theological Seminary released a statement saying it “does not tolerate racial discrimination” and “has policies that both protect freedom of speech and preclude racial harassment of any kind.” The seminary is near Princeton University but not affiliated with it.
Leading pro-life advocates responded today to the situation and what they call the persecution of a pro-life student who has been passing out informative literature on how black women and children are victimized.
Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., responded: “My Uncle Martin wrote, ‘The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety.’ Look around you. For every three African Americans you see, there’s one who’s not here because of abortion. Infinitely valuable, precious children, brothers, and sisters have been sacrificed for immediate personal comfort and safety. I say, in love, we cannot go on this way.”
Day Gardner, the president of the National Black Pro-life Union also weighed in and said, “We must face the truth no matter how painful and unsettling. Abortion kills black children at an alarming rate.”
“We have seen the horrors of abortion in the bloody trash cans behind abortion facilities, in online abortion videos, and in the photographs of dismembered babies. We have seen the killing fields—and we must pray and work in Christ to end the killing of God’s smallest children,” she added.
Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life of America, was also disappointed to hear the student has been ostracized for pointing out how abortion targets African Americans.
“The situation occurring at Princeton Theological Seminary is unacceptable. The fact that the school and its’ students are attempting to silence an important discussion about abortion and accusing pro-life literature of being racist because it tells the truth about black genocide is outrageous,” she told LifeNews.com. “Make no mistake about it, Planned Parenthood is leading a genocide in the black community. Persecuting a student and telling her that she must remain silent while her peers suffer from the violence of abortion is simply unacceptable.”
Lawson Lipford-Cruz, the president of Black Students for Life, added: “”Babies are the new 2nd class citizens. We are still of being lynched, but instead of being hung in a tree, we are lynched in the womb. How is it that a helpless baby can be brutally killed then tossed aside so easily and without consequence?”