The concept of race in an African American bioethics

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In the 90s, J. L. A. Garcia came up with a specific proposal for the African American perspective on bio­ethics. The text describes the specificity of that approach in bioethics; in particular, it focuses on the concept of race used by Garcia in the context of historical changes of this idea in the 20th century. Afri­can American bioethics revaluates the notion of race, but do not totally rejects it. On the contrary, Afri­can American bioethics does not favor of “color blindness”, which is not conducive to the emancipation (eg. in the context of medicine).

Keywords: race, bioethics, African American bioethics

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