Atlantic City residents reluctant to get the Covid-19 vaccination. Maybe due to memories of those Tuskegee experiments? That’s what Councilman Kaleem Shabazz thinks.
Atlantic City 3rd Ward councilman Kaleem Shabazz talked about Covid vaccination fears and Tuskegee experiments on WOND radio, January 14, 2021. Listen >
Two famous Tuskegee experiments were conducted in the small town of Tuskegee, Alabama between 1932 and 1972.
One was conducted by U.S Public Health beginning in 1932, later called the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
The other conducted by the U.S. Army Air Corps beginning in 1941, the participants of which were later dubbed “Tuskegee Airmen”.
Do the Tuskegee studies impact willingness of black community to willingly participate in medical research today?
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. In 1941, the Air Corps began a military “experiment” to see if Black men could be trained as combat pilots and support personnel.
The purpose of the experiment conducted by Public Health was to observe the progression of a number of diseases, particularly syphilis, untreated in black males.
African Americans had a deep seated mistrust of the medical community.AC Councilman Kaleem Shabazz
Mounting pressure for Mayor Marty Small, and his wife, Atlantic City High School principal LaQuetta Small. They must get vaccinated in public. Mega-vaccination site to open in Atlantic City next week, says Councilman Shabazz.
Is Black Community OK with Abortion?
- 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority & low-income areas.
- In New York City, more black babies are aborted than born alive each year.
- Abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women.
- Only 13% of female population, but Black Americans made up 38% of all abortions tracked in 2016.
Racist roots. Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger. In promoting birth control, and advocated for a eugenics approach to breeding for “the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.”
Like the abortion lobby today, Sanger urged spiritual leaders to justify their deadly work, writing, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”