Here we go again! Medical Apartheid 101: Black bodies continue to be Biological Playgrounds


  • Hi there. Great article! My question has more to do with the word choice in the heading. I was wondering why you decided on the word “Apartheid” and not “Segregation”, as most of the clinical history documented in the article happened in America and not ZAR. Just a thought. Thanks for your awesome channel. Stay safe.

    • Hi Binke,

      Thanks for your comment. I was inspired to use the term from the critically acclaimed book ‘Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (first published in 2006, with follow up edition in 2007 and 2008). The book is by Harriet A. Washington.

      The book is the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. I have purchased this book, you should check it out:

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