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Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan Brandt

Read Racism and Research: the Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt .

After reading the article, connect this to your “real life” observations, readings and/or experiences. In your assignment, when answering your questions, you should be able to address the following topics in your paper after reading the article:

1. Cultural Diversity – address 2 or more cultures and discuss the power structures

 2. Knowledge – discuss the complexity of another’s culture, such as history, values, politics, beliefs or practices

 3. Empathy – identify another culture’s perspectives. Recognize the feeling of another cultural group

 4. Attitudes – express your cultural relativism and/or openness (if applicable) to another culture

5. Global Self-Awareness- address this article in global context and how it has effected others globally. Or give examples of an unethical globalstudy.

 Formatting Instructions: • Assignment will consist of cover sheet(name, class, date, Professor) • Using APA format (which include abstract) • Each question must be at least 1-2 paragraphs • A Work Cited/Bibliography page

Question 1:

a. What were the main discussion points of the essay?

b. What were the results and consequences of the study?

c. Would it be acceptable to replicate this study today? Why? or Why not?

d. Was this study ethical/unethical? Explain why.

Question 2:

Using one of the three major sociological perspectives presented in this course (Functional, Conflict, or Interactionist), explain the events described in the essay. For the sociological perspective you choose, apply the perspective to the article and draw one or more conclusions from your analysis.

Question 3:

Connect what you read in the essay to any material presented in this course – be sure to use at least 3-5 terms from the text/lecture.

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