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.

andr0idkarenina said:

Is denying a problematic article a violation of freedom of speech? One of the guys in my journalism class is writing a really racist and Islamophobic article that could cause controversy but all of the editors think its okay.

I’m going to quote a great blog post on this topic by Valerie Aurora:

Here’s what free speech actually means in the U.S. and how it protects us:

  1. Free speech is shorthand for the First Amendment. It says:

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    Notice that it forbids Congress from making a law abridging the freedom of speech. It doesn’t say anything about anyone else.

  2. Free speech is about stopping government censorship. What is dangerous and leads us into a repressive system is the government using its massive power to silence people who threaten its power. The press is the watchdog of the U.S. government; without it the powerful will move to consolidate their power and we’ll be helpless. Look at Putin and the journalists he’s murdered – that’s what we’re worried about.
  3. The First Amendment says nothing about non-governmental entities. Things like newspapers, radio, and book publishers don’t have a huge army, the police, the courts, or other major sources of power to abuse. (Media monopolies excepted, hence on-going attempts to prevent it.) The government can’t stop someone from saying racist things on the street corner, but you can sure as heck kick them out of your living room. Definitely no one has to pay to publish someone’s speech – try telling Random House that free speech means they have to publish your novel. Good luck!
  4. Freedom to say what you want is not freedom from people reacting to what you say. It’s your right to say something hateful and rude. It’s my right to stop paying you to do it, to tell you that you are a jerk, to fire you, or to stop being your friend. Think about it, if free speech really worked the way people often think, then deleting death threats from your blog comments would turn us into fascist Italy. I think we can agree that that doesn’t seem too likely.

Sakurai’s Daily Screenshot - October 22, 2014

"Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes in one of the secret fighter’s shooting moves. The object being held is called an NES Zapper. This is an accessory which was released for the NES outside of Japan. Now, this image is edited, but it’s a scene from the secret fighter’s reveal video." - Masahiro Sakurai

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When is Obama going to say “I can’t imagine the pain of the mothers of these two children” ?
Two Palestinian children Enas’ Khalil’s and Bahaa Badir . were murdered by Zionists this week. But Palestinians would be “terrorists” or “fundamental Muslims” or “crazy Arabs” if they call for revenge and kill 2200 people, arrest 500 people and destroy lots of houses . Aren’t we humans too ?!

HS Football coach gets fired because watermelon is racist or something

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A South Carolina football coach was recently fired because of his team’s post game ritual involving smashing watermelons and eating them.

From Moultrie News:

Academic Magnet head football coach Bud Walpole was fired Monday amidst controversy surrounding a postgame celebration allegedly deemed inappropriate.

Charleston County School District released a statement Tuesday revealing, “There was an allegation related to inappropriate postgame celebrations by the Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) football team. An investigation was conducted and, as a result of the investigation, the head football coach will no longer be serving as a coach for Charleston County School District.”

The celebration in question reportedly involves players smashing a watermelon after the game. The act became a postgame ritual of sorts as Academic Magnet went on a six-game winning streak this season.

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You know, as terrible as it is that PC pushers have made a mockery of real racism by calling everything and everyone racist, what makes it all possible is good people rolling over and letting it happen.

One person (a parent from an opposing team) complained. One. Person. And the coach was fired.

The article doesn’t say who fired him. But I assume it was either a school or county official who was so worried about being labeled a “racist” if they didn’t fire the coach, that they felt they had to. And such is the world in which we live.

Look, no one in their right mind thinks that smashing and eating a particular type of food is inherently racist. That would be insane. But people who knew the truth did nothing and were silenced because they were scared of being labeled a racist. This isn’t justice. This is quite the opposite of justice.

This type of oversensitive nonsense does precisely nothing to alleviate any of the problems facing modern African Americans. All it does it make good people scared to live their lives as they see fit.

Please fire me. When I first started at my job, my boss introduced me as Firstname Gomez (my last name is Rodriguez) and then referred to me as “our resident Spaniard.” I’m Mexican.

A black Italian must showcase his usefulness before being granted the same humanity that his peers are born with. Mario has to play well, to receive the same basic human generosity that his teammates are granted, and as well know, what one gives you, they can take away. So at any instance, for any given reason: whether he plays badly, or has an off-field incident, they reserve the right to revoke his humanity and regard him as a monkey again. […]

Balotelli’s merely the most visible emblem of the problem. One only needs to watch any Italian football game where a black player seems to be doing well to hear the chants. If they’re doing badly, it’s not too much of an issue because well, how can you expect a monkey to play football? With the mental capacity that humans have, and the resources that we possess in this day and age to educate ourselves, there should never have been a situation where Kevin-Prince Boateng has to walk off the football pitch because of racist chants, and then be invited to speak about the racism problem in Italy to the U.N. This isn’t ignorance, it’s comfortable bigotry — a disservice to human evolution and an insult to the mind.

—  Zito Madu
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