Friday, July 8th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 12th and final study session on Harriet A. Washington’s extraordinary publication, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans From Colonial Times To Present. Washington’s astounding research inventories intentional, calculated violation of black bodies under the guise of “science.” Washington’s book should permanently modify black people’s interpretation of the scientific developments of whitefolks – like the “crispr” gene editing technology and DNA tracing websites that stockpile genetic material. Last week’s session emphasized how black people have been disproportionately and regularly confined for failure to comply with medical procedures. She contrasts this with the treatment of White gay males during the genesis of the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s; their medical rights were respected and protected. Washington also detailed how “throw-away” black children were again fodder for nefarious medical experimentation. We also read about how areas with high populations of black people (Detroit, Michigan; Angola prison, Louisiana; South Africa) were test sites for dubious testing of synthetic blood concoctions and unethical CIA brain research. Medical Apartheid should be required reading for any and all black people.
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