This week’s lectures and reading were very interesting because it helped me understand the meaning of race and genetics and how they come together. Until reading these articles, I never thought about health problems being categorized by race. I think in this section we tied in race with different genetic forms. The problem that I found while reading is the connection between diseases and races. Overall, I learned that most scientists have automatically thought race was the determining factor when it came to health problems instead of actually researching where these problems come from and how can they be resolved. I do not think health problems should be determined by race because different health issues occur in any and everyone, not just according to race. Based on the readings and the article I posted, it seems as if scientists depended on race and culture to categorize health issues. For example, in the article I posted, it seemed as if African Americans had more health issues than any other race and culture. But, I think, that is not the case. Not just African Americans, but all races and cultures can get these health issues and diseases. Race should not be a determining factor of health issues. Overall, all the articles state how scientists are so quick to assume health issues based on a particular race, races that are not white. I agree believe with Krieger’s statement about racism when it comes to topics like this. These scientists might be white, that are categorizing these diseases according to race. This causes the issue of racism. It is putting white Americans on a pedestal and others who are not white to have all the issues. Blacks are considered the ones with health issues. There is an assumption that white cannot get diseases. It is putting them on a higher pedestal and saying that blacks, and other races that are non-white, are lower.