By Scotty T Reid In the annals of history, the oppressed have often been labeled as “human monsters” by the establishment and ruling classes. This…
Friday, June 3rd 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on Harriet A. Washington’s extraordinary text, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans From Colonial Times To Present. Washington’s amazing work exposes deliberate, premeditated exploitation of black bodies under the guise of “science.” Washington’s research should reconstitute how black people process the scientific developments of whitefolks – like the “crispr” gene editing technology and DNA tracing websites that stockpile genetic material. Last week’s session offered a brilliant assessment of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Washington reminded us that Nurse Eunice Rivers is the name most often associated with the study, but she was one of the least powerful, least educated members of the predominantly White staff that conducted this shameful exercise. Washington also questioned the ultimate purpose of this 40 year exercise, where Whites using these black males to keep a fresh culture of the virus for further research? In chapter eight, she analyzed the history of eugenics and the willful effort to control and minimize the birthrate of non-white people. Margaret Sanger was a seminal figure in this movement. Medical Apartheid should be mandatory reading for attempted counter-racists and all black people.
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