"What reasons do minorities have to not trust the medical system?"
In 1932, the USPHS, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis. It was originally called the "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male" (now referred to as the "USPHS Syphilis Study at Tuskegee").
Stuff like that.
#40 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
It was horrible! I did volunteer work at the Tuskegee VA Hospital from 1966 until 1969 (the experiment continued until 1972). I worked in the medical photography department that documented the lesions in "living color". It was a horror show! They told these people they were being treated, while the doctors were merely documented the untreated progress of the disease. My daughter almost bled out during childbirth (4 yrs ago) because a white doctor ignored her symptoms. A black (female) doctor caught the problem and sent her to the OR immediately. The doctor told her she could have died. Also did you hear about what happened to Serena Williams in childbirth? Did you know doctors don't give painkillers to black people because they believe we are all "drug-seekers"?
Black people, by and large, receive inferior service or downright mistreatment from the medical industry. But you're surprised that many blacks don't trust them. Did you know that many black people don't trust white people period? It is not without reason.