A Reading Note

On the neglect that occurred in an earlier pandemic:

I do not believe that the medical and scientific establishments would have responded so disastrously slowly to AIDS in gay men and intravenous drug users if racist ideology had not already permeated those institutions, engendering thought processes and bureaucratic procedures that allowed whole groups to become expendable.

Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor, page 70

It is distressing—but not surprising—to understand how well this statement could be applied today.

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