As we endeavor to push forward to change the future, we must first understand the past. Colonization, slavery, segregation, apartheid, systemic racism – these experiences created a foundation of mistrust rooted in history.
Here is a small sampling of formative events in U.S. history that have shaped the relationship communities of color have with medical research and the health care system. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope it helps pave the way for candid dialogue that guides our work on equity.
Gynecology/Experimentation On Enslaved Women
Closing Of Medical Schools/Exclusion Of Future Health Providers
Birth Control Experimentation Puerto Rico
The Tuskegee Experiment