Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America is a 2009 pro-life documentary film which draws a connection between the targeting of African Americans by the eugenics movement in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the modern-day prevalence of abortion among African Americans. The film argues that abortion is an attempted genocide or maafa of black people, and has been so since the 19th century.
The film has been praised by pro-life activists and condemned by historical scholars, pro-choice activists, and other writers, particularly in light of its unfavorable depiction of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, to whom it attributes racist and genocidal positions. Pro-life activists have said that the film is an exposé of the racism of abortion in modern times, and that Planned Parenthood is especially racist. Critics have called it a shockumentary and propaganda for distorting the role of Planned Parenthood in the eugenics movement, for deliberately misinterpreting Sanger’s position about black women, and for blaming institutional racism rather than social conditions for the prevalence of abortion among black populations.
Maafa 21 Trailer
Maafa 21 Full Length (2:20:39)