Analysis of R. Skloot’s The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks




1. Oprah Winfrey’s recent film based on Skloot’s book about The life of Henrietta Lacks and her family is making more people aware of some ways that African Americans were often discriminated in the health delivery system in the 1950s. Provide 3 examples that demonstrate why the Skloot book is relevant in terms of current challenges that persist in the delivery of health care in the US.2. Consider the recent WSJ article related to lack of inclusion of African Americans in genetic research. Based on barriers faced by poor blacks in the 1950s, discuss 3 reasons that likely may be contributing to this exclusion of blacks in emerging biomedical research today.

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