Wow, so I just learned about the Tuskagee Syphilis Experiment and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before.
Essentially what happened was: In Alabama in 1932, scientists researching venereal disease tricked impoverished black men into participating in a study of the progression of untreated syphilis. They were paid off with “free medical care”, free meals and burial insurance and told they were being treated medically by the study, but the scientists actually used them as a control group and withheld penicillin from them. They were not told they had syphilis. The controversy of this experiment led to the creation of informed consent laws for subjects of research.
The study lasted from 1932 and 1972. 1972!!!!
Want to hear the most depressing quote from the Wikipedia page about this case?
"By the end of the study in 1972, only 74 of the test subjects were alive. Of the original 399 men, 28 had died of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected and 19 of their children were born with congenital syphilis."
White history is despicable.