The coronavirus pandemic has been a topic all year in the news and in discussions on social media. There have been differing opinions on the matter and how the governments across the world have handled the situation.
There are plenty of theories out there about vaccines and the impact on lives it creates after doses have been given. This issue is especially a soft spot for African Americans who have a history of distrust in the system due to experiments done in the past such as the Tuskegee experiment.
Comedian Marlon Wayans, took to social media, to speak to his fellow HBCU students and reminded them about the Tuskegee experiment explained above.
He stated the following warning!
“Dear HBCU students and faculty DO NOT BE THE FIRST TO TRY OUT THIS VACCINE. We are not guinea pigs. Remember the Tuskegee experiment. I love y’all. I attended an HBCU… we ain’t lab rats **^( that.”
In response to his comments social media posted a letter from one of the HBCUs that informed Wayans that in 2020 there are laws in place to prevent the problems of the Tuskegee experiment.
— Jazmin (@jazzzzz_g) September 14, 2020
Check out more reactions below from those on the Twitter feed!
What makes me angry is that they are testing in Africa too. AstraZeneca the company who’s helping with vaccine..stopped the human trials because of an unknown illness related to the vaccine. https://t.co/Uha8ZTXq5W
— TiiL (@MzTeel) September 14, 2020
— Abolish Joe's dog ownership. (@topflightdj) September 14, 2020
— Nikki (@nikki0448) September 14, 2020
The politicians should be first!!
— Disturbedjace (@jasonvoorheesa2) September 14, 2020
— LIBRA 9/29 (@SODC29) September 14, 2020
— Monica Singh (@alblis3) September 14, 2020
I got a call about this and hung the entire fuck up.
— Juanita Sitting In My Garden Drinking Wine (@marsinahj) September 14, 2020
Just like how they were/are trying to force/trick the African people into trying it first.
— DJ (@DJMiZERy) September 14, 2020
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