Response 8 - John Xu 10/25/07 The primary problem of social...

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John Xu 10/25/07 The primary problem of social inequality that existed with both the Tuskegee syphilis study as well as the Human Genome Diversity Project involved the selection of a specific group of groups of people for the study. The type of social inequality was evident in the Tuskegee study in that African Americans were targeted due to the fact that there were already many cases of syphilis in their population as a result of their promiscuity. However, Heller also claimed that the African Americans were unintelligent and this type of generalization showed the racism that made this type of study possible. In the Human Genome Diversity Project, the selection as well as the definition of a group would result in social inequality due to the separation it makes between certain people. As Reardon says, “Discourses of race and ethnicity undergird discriminatory practices. They legitimate barriers to education and jobs” (367). They justify hate crimes. In this case, it is not only the selection of the group that is troublesome, but the definition of what a group consist of
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Response 8 - John Xu 10/25/07 The primary problem of social...

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