Friday, May 20th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

114192The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 5th study session on Harriet A. Washington’s monumental text, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans From Colonial Times To Present. Washington’s remarkable work exposes willful, premeditated pillaging of black bodies under the guise of “science.” Washington’s research should recalibrate how black people interrogate the scientific breakthroughs of whitefolks – like the “crispr” gene editing technology and DNA tracing websites that stockpile genetic material. Last week’s session examined the long running history of Whites abusing black people in life and death. Washington documented the widespread theft of black corpses across the country. Whites acknowledged that it would not be tolerated to desecrate White burial grounds, but Racist scientists and doctors had no compunction about pilfering the remains of black people. Washington also included how some black people assisted Whites in the theft of black bodies. However, Washington emphasized that on the rare occasions when someone was punished for robbing black graves, it was invariably the less powerful black accomplices. Medical Apartheid should be mandatory reading for attempted counter-racists and all black people.

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