Loretta Ross, a longtime advocate for women of color, says the genocide argument is nonsense. She is the head of a group called Sister Song, which has fought to provide black women with access to contraceptives, reproductive health care, and abortion services.
"To a black woman, when you talk about not being able to control the timing and the spacing of children, guess what that harkens back to? Slavery," Ross said. "Why should we be discriminated against and have you suggest that it's for the good of the race!" She continues that "it's wrong for these people to say that black women are architects of our own genocide."
Ross says it's a shame the billboards attempt to shame black women and black people. The people behind the billboard say that at least they're talking.