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In Black Gene Lies, Dr. Wallach utterly rejects the view that Black genes are inherently defective and that Black genes put them at greater risk of disease. Wallach writes: “[T]here are many diseases that appear in the Black community at a greater rate than in the white community (i.e., hypertension, type II diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc.), however, the underlying causes are simply cultural dietary choices and nutritional deficiencies and they are absolutely not genetic.”
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The Race Based Gene Fallacy
Although much racial animus and overt acts of discrimination have been rooted out of America, vestiges remain. In his book Black Gene Lies, Dr. Joel Wallach explains that the conventional medical establishment has categorized a substantial number of diseases that affect Blacks as arising from genetic defects peculiar to the Black race. Blacks are said to have genetic differences that put them at higher risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer. According to Dr. Wallach, that spin on the genetic theory of disease is unscientific and racist. The theory lacks empirical support rooted in any proof whatsoever of a single material difference in Black DNA and offends sound medical science.
Generations of Black Americans have been told the lie, often by their own physicians who simply regurgitate, unthinkingly, the dogma they have heard over and over again since medical school. Black genes, they were told, are responsible for putting Blacks at a higher risk of disabling and life-threatening diseases than Whites. In other words, Blacks are inherently defective, right down to their DNA, and, as a result, it should come as no surprise that Blacks experience a higher rate of serious illness than whites.
The underlying message is clear. If Blacks are inherently at greater risk because of their genes, than they must accept a disadvantaged status and suffer ultimately terminal maladies because there is little that can be done to save them. That medical discounting of Blacks, relegating them to substandard status on the theory that they are genetically predisposed to lose in the end anyway, fuels a medical racism that locks Blacks out of quality care.