The cognitively-challenged president committed another racist blunder recently – but this one is a doozy.
Biden blamed the “Tuskegee airmen” training program as the reason for vaccine hesitancy in the black community during an interview with YouTube star Jackie Aina.
“By the way, many of the older members of that community had memories of experimentation on black Americans that were not told about, like what happened, with the, you know, Tuskegee airmen and all those tests,” Biden said.
However, Biden is incredibly confused. The Tuskegee Flight Training Program was not used for medical experimentation on black Americans; it focused on proving that African Americans were capable of fighting in combat during war.
In typical fashion Biden committed this gaffe for all of America’s enjoyment. The aged president was likel referring to U.S. Public health officials experimentation on black Americans with the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.”
Beginning in 1932, the government study enlisted over 600 African Americans to study the venerial disease syphilis, but did not provide them with medical treatment while they were left to endure the symptoms of the disease.
The program was exposed in 1972 and subsequently shut down, prompting immense legal trouble for the federal government. The infamous experiments caused many in he black community to be suspicious of public health officials, oftentimes refusing to head the medical advice from the government.
Author: Val Dohm