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Black Mirror’s “Black Museum” and the History of Medical Experimentation on Black Bodies

Most “Black Mirror” episodes come across as “what if this really happened?” but when watching “Black Museum” it’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t a fictional cautionary tale. For Black people, it’s very real. This article contains spoilers for Black Museum. When deciding which episode of “Black Mirror” to watch first, I was immediately...

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The Racist Roots of Gynecology & What Black Women Birthed

I think of trans-generational traumas, and how they shape us, and I wonder whether the pang that I sometimes feel in my gut connects me with the agony of my foremothers. Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of racialized reproductive and sexual violences against Black women We have been rather preoccupied with our statues of late....