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America Did What?!
38 minutes | 8 months ago
Racism in Medicine: The Tuskegee Atrocity
America Did What?! In 1932, the United States Public Health Service embarked on the Tuskegee Study, or more aptly the Tuskegee Atrocity, which studied the progression of tertiary syphilis in untreated, unknowing, and unwilling Black men sharecroppers in Macon County. Since the study was exposed on July 24, 1972 the United States has characterized the events as a simple science experiment gone wrong. In actuality, what happened to the 600 victims of the study, their partners, and offspring was human rights atrocity by design. We leave you with the end of America Did What?!'s first season with a connection to the modern day distrust between the public and the United States medical establishment.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/blairimani)
33 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 3: Fear the Great White, Shark Attacks and Lynchings
America Did What?! Since 1916, racist white people have killed more people than great white sharks have killed humans. In this episode of America Did What?! Blair Imani and Kate Robards dive into the facts about the 1916 New Jersey shark attacks and how the federal resources allotted to end the shark-induced terror contrasts with the United States’ failure to fight anti-Black lynchings. In 1919 the NAACP said, “The United States has for long been the only advanced nation whose government has tolerated lynching” and we bring that into the present context 100 years later.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/blairimani)
37 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 2: Project MK Ultra and CIA Mind Control
Learn how the United States government, via the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), funded mind control experiments on unwilling, unconsenting, and uninformed human subjects in the United States and Canada. Blair Imani and Kate Robards discuss Project MK Ultra and the spin-offs including Operation Midnight Climax and the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology. Be aware that today's episode contains themes of drug use, government conspiracy, sex, and other subject matter that may be troubling to some audience members. Sources and transcript are available at americadidwhat.com/words. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/blairimani)
25 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 1: Redlining and the GI Bill
America Did What?! Learn how the United States used redlining and the G.I. Bill to systematically deny Black Americans access to the American Dream. Blair Imani and Kate Robards make this conversation personal with family anecdotes that illustrate important historical points throughout the first episode!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/blairimani)
3 minutes | a year ago
Introducing: America Did What?!
Get ready for your new favorite educational podcast, America Did What?!, hosted by historian Blair Imani and comedian Kate Robards. Be prepared to laugh while you learn how to make America a more perfect union.Transcript: http://www.americadidwhat.com/wordsSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/blairimani)
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