Today is the anniversary…of one chapter in American History…that we should NEVER FORGET…!!!
On July 25, 1972, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that for the previous four decades, the U.S. Public Health Service, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, had been allowing poor, rural black male patients with syphilis to go without treatment, even allowing them to die, as a way of studying the disease.
Yeah, this is a big fucking deal. The ramifications of this experiment (and others like it) won’t ever go away. They’re still being felt and will continue to forever.
The government intentionally infected PoC with a disease — and I cannot emphasize this enough — for which there is no cure.
That means it will affect these people and their descendants (who by the way have NEVER BEEN COMPENSATED for being treated like guinea pig test subjects) forever.
This is why you can’t say racism is over.
This is why no one can say we’re post racial.
Until we make things right and go for true equality, starting with things like this.