Black Military Workers and Scientific Racism

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Book cover for :Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948"

Black Military Workers and Scientific Racism

RE-AIRED ON CSPAN3 AMERICAN HISTORY TV

During World Wars I and II, African American troops were subjected to experimental medical treatments based on racial stereotypes. Professor Khary Oronde Polk, of the Black Studies and SWAGS departments, discussed his book, Contagions of Empire, which examines the bias behind these treatments and the physical and mental toll they exacted on their recipients. The National World War I Museum and Memorial hosted this discussion and provided the video.

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