Race, genetic are two different ways of figuring out a person’s health. Race has very debatable relationship with health because sometimes it helps with the daigionisis but other times it offense a patient. Race can help people like the Eugene program where they had men and women who weren’t fit to have children by institutions and these people were poor and non-whites this program was from 1902 to 1970 which ended up beginning a disaster because the mission or the reason to start this program was not realistic in my opinion. This programs use race to determine the health of these poor non- whites but in reality they could have kids and if enough money they would , institutional racism should not have been use to determine there health of reproduction and caring. Race has complicated relationship with health where in some cases it works and some like Eugene program did not have a good effect on using race to determine the fitness of the poor. Genetic also has a similar relationship but little bit positive one. In the lecture she talks about how this pharmaceutical company call Bidil who created a drug for African American with hypertension and higher heart diseases problems. For patient to get these drug they had to be self identify as Black. In the video this example was for race but to me these is genetic issue because I feel like the is drug towards Blacks because it work well with their genetics and immune system. I know that everyone has different immune system but culture or species gene is the same.
I suppose this is something that I also have difficulty with weight gain in Indian women. Begin a Indian women I never had a flat stomach and most of the women in India don’t we have sweet tooth most of our foods are spicy and sweet and our eating habits are really bad we like large amounts of meals four times a day so their is a lot of obesity which lead to diabetes and hypertension and cardiovascular disease. I choose these because it affect a lot of south eastern Asians. This is totally social determines because even thought Indians think of obesity negatively everyone has someone in their family who struggles with these I lost my father’s aunt through weight gain and it was just because of what they were eating and there community.