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Lakewood by Megan Giddings

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

I wanted to read a book that talked about Black people and research. During this time of quarantine and the making of the Covid-19 vaccine, there had been much chatter about the lack of representation of Blacks in research. We were feeling a certain way about the speed the vaccine had been created.

Certain news outlets were questioning why Black folks were so hesitant about receiving the vaccine. We all had the Tuskegee Experiment and Henreitta Lacks on our minds as Black individuals. For some involved in women’s care we were also upset about the practices of J. Marion Simms. I wanted to read a book from a younger and more modern perspective on the atrocities that occurred in the name of research.

Book Club Blogger: Sherryl Hinton

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