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Ben Carson's false claim about Margaret Sanger and African-Americans

Despite being dead for 49 years, Margaret Sanger, founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood, has a way of turning up in the news. Her latest appearance came during  remarks by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson at a retirement center in Exeter, N.H.

Answering a question at RiverWoods Retirement Community, Carson said that "Planned Parenthood, as you know, was founded by Margaret Sanger. . . . Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. She believed that people like me should be eliminated, or kept under control."

At a press conference later, the West Palm Beach resident specified what he meant by "people like me."  He said he was "talking about the black race."

See what PolitiFact New Hampshire found about Carson's claim and here is his Truth-O-Meter record

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