The thing that I find maddening is that the white people who think the protest is wrong assert that this is seen as disrespect for the military-which it obviously has NOTHING to do with. But since they want to take that tack, let’s look back at the US military exposing Black soldiers to mustard gas in WW II, or the DECADES (40 YEARS) long Tuskegee syphilis experiments. Never heard of that? well, here’s a quick synopsis.
The US Public Health Service started working on this study in 1932 during the Herbert Hoover administration, in collaboration with Tuskegee University, a black college in Alabama. Investigators enrolled in the study a total of 600 impoverished, African American sharecroppers in Alabama. Of these men, 399 had previously contracted syphilis before the study began, and 201 did not have the disease. The men were given free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance for participating in the study. After funding for treatment was lost, the study was continued WITHOUT INFORMING THE MEN THAT THEY WOULD NEVER BE TREATED. NONE of the men infected were EVER told they had the disease, and NONE were treated with penicillin, even after the antibiotic became THE proven treatment of syphilis. The unfunded study went from 1932–1972.
So please pardon black Americans for being a LITTLE suspicious of the motives of the great government of ‘Murca.
So there is a long and storied history of mistreatment of blacks in America, from slavery, to the experiments, to the police shootings of today. And you do know what they call a history of trying to destroy a specific group of people in other countries, right? GENOCIDE — so what’s the difference here? Not much…..