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What Ignorance Can Bring Krista Ammons Anthropology 130 Hargrove Fall 2006
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What Ignorance Can Bring Paul Farmer’s book Aids and Accusation looks at the issues of blame and accusation and shows the reader how they are important to consider in the investigation of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti. The North-American people are placing blame on the people that have fallen victim to AIDS as well as the Haitian people for the onset of the organism that causes AIDS. In response to North-American accusation the Haitian people are making counteraccusations, claiming their being blamed for AIDS is conspiracy and racism. It is important to look at the accusations that are being carelessly flung around from culture to culture because with blaming comes hatred and without proper information pertaining to the ailment it can easily be turned into racism. The idea of blaming a person for another’s own misfortune is a very clever notion to be taken into consideration. The feeling of being the cause of someone else’s misery is an awful feeling and rightly deserved to some degree if you in fact were the underlying factor to someone’s downfall. Being blamed for something that you did not have a hand
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