Extra credit: science & silence | english | Community College of Philadelphia


Read the following article “Silence Is Never Neutral; Neither Is Science”.  What claims are being made about the intersections of racism, research, and science? Have you heard about Henrietta Lacks (HeLa cells), James Marion Sims’ research, or the Tuskegee experiments? Eugenics? What other historical or contemporary connections can you make? 

Have you seen the movie Get Out? What connections can be made between the film and scientific racism?

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