Q&A: Do You Believe Rev. Wright’s Claim that the U.S. Government Was Capable of Inventing the HIV Virus?
Question by Richard V: Do You Believe Rev. Wright’s Claim that the U.S. Government Was Capable of Inventing the HIV Virus?
Tuskegee Experiment on 400 Poor blacks:
“For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which
human guinepigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects,”
Associated Press reporter Jean Heller wrote on July 25, 1972. “The study was conducted to
determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body.”
“The Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began the study in 1932.
Nearly 400 poor black men with syphilis from Macon County, Ala., were enrolled in the
study. They were never told they had syphilis, nor were they ever treated for it. According
to the Centers for Disease Control, the men were told they were being treated for “bad
blood,” a local term used to describe several illnesses, including syphilis, anemia and fatigue.
For participating in the study, the men were given free medical exams, free meals and free burial insurance.”
I have agreed with many of Rev. Jerimiah Wright’s comments including that the United States is Imperialist; but inventing HIV to infect the black population? Your thoughts?
Answer by beccimae
I don’t know if it was intended for the black population, but I do think it is not being addressed as much as it should be because of “who” if affects. Look at Katrina–noone seemed to care about the black people suffering there either.
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