Identify the key events where the government let down its responsibility to protect people when testing for healthcare concerns.

Topic: Ethnicity, Race and Government and Health

Identify the key events where the government let down its responsibility to protect people when testing for healthcare concerns.

Explain how racism has played a role in healthcare for minorities.

Here is a link to an exhibit by the US National Library of Medicine on the Government’s role in Healthcare to Native Americans (Links to an external site.).

Watch the film Ama (Links to an external site.) about the treatment of Native American women by the US Government during the 1960s and 70s.

Read the following articles: African American Southerners and White Physicians: Medical Care at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Links to an external site.) from the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 86, issue 2, (September 2012), pp. 178-205

The Red Man and the White Plague”: Rethinking Race, Tuberculosis, and American Indians, ca 1890-1950 (Links to an external site.) from the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 82, issue 3, (September 2008), pp. 608-645

Public Health and World War II Assembly Centers for Japanese Americans (Links to an external site.) from the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 73 issue 4, (Winter 1999), pp. 565-584

Racism & Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study from The Hastings Center Report, vol 8, issue 6, (December 1978), pp. 21-29

From Exclusion to Expulsion: Mexicans and Tuberculosis in Los Angeles, 1914-1940 (Links to an external site.) from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 77, Issue 4 (December 4, 2003), pp. 823-849

Identify the key events where the government let down its responsibility to protect people when testing for healthcare concerns.