By Mason H.
Immortal life of Henrietta lacks has little to no signs of imperialism but has some to which could be used in sinister ways. Such as the doctor which used cells to keep a chicken alive to show it could help the country get better if they keep getting cells from the family (page fifty). That being said the country will benefit from being able to live longer as a whole to invade others or just become stronger saying the weak could live. The cells could be used to keep enemies of the state alive while being tortured to keep draining information about the country they’re with and whom they’re working for.
The Tuskegee studies which was injecting people with syphilis was mentioned and deemed wrong on page five when they were explaining Henrietta’s situation. The studies are imperialistic due to the fact it could be used in a way to influence biological warfare through injecting or dousing whole areas in general with it. Testing out how it works on our own people is just a stepping stone to treat it or could be used for worse.