Nine men, with a stroke of the pen, took away personhood from Blacks in the 1857 Dred Scott case. Thirty nine years later, with the stroke of the pen, they placed one group of people, Caucasians, in a higher caste than Blacks (Plessy v. Ferguson). In 1973 nine men, with the stroke of a pen, continued the Court’s determination to deny protection to all Americans. They took away the personhood of the child, placing them in a caste beneath women.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Roe v. Wade was the case that allowed America to “…get rid of the populations we don’t want too many of,” (The Place of Women on the Court, New York Times Magazine, 2009).
Ginsburg said that she does not foresee Roe v. Wade being overturned; the court “is highly precedent- bound.” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks About Retirement, Abortion With MSNBC’s Irin Carmon The Huffington Post 2015)
The impact to Blacks is genocide. The answer to genocide is personhood.
Come hear Catherine Davis on Saturday, March 7th at 2:30-3:30pm as she discusses, “Personhood & Genocide: How They Connect in the Fight for Life.” Get tickets here.