It was only a matter of time before the legend of the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger came tumbling down. Not her legacy, mind you, just her legend. In the world of the Left, the omission of her name from a New York building satisfies non-cerebral urges to feel good without having to do any actual good. Did she advocate for the abortion of disabled, poor, immigrant, and black babies? Umm, let’s keep doing that, but make sure her name isn’t associated with the organization anymore! Chalk up the realization of Sanger’s status as persona non grata among Black Lives Matter circles as a resounding victory for progress. After all, she has been dead for 54 years and we finally did it.
In the current cultural war going on in America, all history is called into question. Amid a national reckoning over racial tropes in culture, historian Daniel E. Walker, author Kevin Powell, and others are calling to rethink "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem, because this is about the deep-seated legacy of slavery and white supremacy in America. The anthem would join a long line of cultural mainstays that are being rebranded via the Black Lives Matters protests - word usage, monuments, books, speech, religion (removal of a white Jesus), even foods such as Eskimo Pies and Aunt Jemima syrup among them. All links to the past must either be rewritten, replaced, or canceled via "cancel culture." The National Football League plans to