Racial profiling

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Elton, C. (Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009). "Why Racial Profiling Persists in Medical Research". Time.

Retrieved from http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1916755,00.html

The article entitled "Why Racial Profiling Persists in Medical Research" was written by C. Elton. The article appeared in Time website, dated Aug 22, 2009. The author brings attention to how racial profiling is also perpetrated by medical researchers. For example, in the journal of The National Cancer Institute researchers conclude that must be some unknown biological factor for black patients to have a significantly lower survival rate than whites. The article then focuses on the definition of race and how it is not related to biology.

The first thing this article talks about is when they found out that genetic and cultures have to do with some medical researches factors. Some of these organizations disagree with the idea. For example, a Harvard professor of public health and African American studies.

"The biology is a fall-back black box that many researchers use when they find racial differences," he says. "It is knee-jerk reaction. It is not based on science, but on a deeply held, cultural belief about race that the medical field has a hard time giving up."(Why Racial Profiling Persist in Medical Research)

The second thing the author brings up is that in some countries, such as Canada, medical researchers can choose to ask about race, but in other places - France, for example - researchers have a hard time winning approval for any study that specifically involves participants' race and they don't give information to an individual. In the Unites States, the situation is more complex because persists indifferent between races. Otherwise the chance is coming closer. (Why Racial profiling persist in medial research)

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