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Race-Based Medicine

  • Kirk A. Johnson
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Abstract

Race-based medicine (RBM) or race-specific medicine asserts that race, understood as a biological reality and isolated from structural dynamics of discrimination, is the primary indicator for the predispositions of certain diseases. RBM is not a groundbreaking concept, but a recycled idea based out of the eugenics movement. Eugenics promoted specific social policies, ideologies, and biological classifications we ought not revive in the twenty first century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy and Religious StudiesSeton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA

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