Got there 45 minutes into the presentation, so I caught the last 45 minutes and the q&a, but what I did catch of it was very good. Issues of race and racialization of medical conditions and treatments were covered, as well as an examination of the self help medical movement that the Black Panthers helped launch in the 1960's into the 1970's. We have a rich legacy of peoples' health care to revive and update!
The speaker gave us an overview of her research into the Black Panther party and how their actions impacted healthcare for oppressed groups. Furthermore she gave insightful and important correlations between their goals then and our goals today. This lecture also helped shine critical light on current methodology in genetics and how racialized science produces inaccurate conclusions about what is considered "inherent" differences between ethnicities . As a graduate student, I gained new insight into how to remove bias to reach more accurate conclusions. I hope future presentations on this and other "Race in medicine" or "Race in science" topics are set up.
It was remarkable & phenomenal event. Early this year, I made a speech, since it is the 50th anniversary, titled 'Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution'. I was surprised that people do not remember that the core activity of the party was community social programs. The struggle goes on '#blacklivesmatter'.