Proof of Racist Scientists

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    Last June the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of BiDil, a combination heart drug, for use by African Americans. This is the first time a drug has been earmarked for a specific ethnic group. Now other pharmaceutical companies are following the example of NitroMed, BiDil’s maker, and seeking approval for medicines that appear to work in a certain group—usually after the drug has failed to show effectiveness in the general population (though BiDil wasn’t tested for that). This advent of “racialized medicine” is a slippery slope for science and will inevitably lead to poor medical decisions.

    The wider danger of racialized drugs is that we will lose sight of the social effects of race on physiology. Consider the finding that black Americans are more likely than whites to have hypertension. A biologist ignorant of sociology might blame a genetic difference. But we know that stress can cause hypertension and that stress may result from discrimination, living in unsafe neighborhoods and other societal factors. It seems reasonable to conclude that black people experience hypertension in great numbers at least in large part because of the stress of being black in America. In fact, when we look at those of African descent around the globe, we find some communities where hypertension rates are very low.

    Medicine shouldn’t be race-blind. But we need to study racial disparities in health without treating race as a biological category. Social and cultural factors are far more important.

    Should there be different drugs for different races? - Proto Magazine - Massachusetts General Hospital
     
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    Why is it that all your posts seem to have a racial overtone? :confused:
     
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    Obama wants us to have more dialogue on race
     
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    Fuk Obama

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    Are you implying that blacks are not genetically inferior to whites, but that their issues are caused by society?

    I think that you'd better talk with Wm Joyce to get your stories straight before you go any further.
     
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    How Blacks became different can always be debated, but we all do agree that they are different.

    Maybe all those liberal scientist can find a cure?
     
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    That'll be the 6% that are Republicans.... according to Rdweeb.
     
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    If they are different, then they may have slightly different structural or physiological make up which would make a medicine more or less effective in their bodies, no?
     
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    There are racists of every kind in every population.

    Pointing out that scientists have racists in their group? Is that supposed to be meaningful? As though any group of humans were isolated from the human condition?

    That's rather racist in and of itself, don't you think?
     
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    Are you suprised?

    That would be like picking the most conservative person on the board, and pointing to one of their statements and saying "That's a rather conservative thing for your to say, don't you think?"
     

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