The University of Kentucky’s Arts and Sciences class “Golden Triangle and Beloved” focuses on the novel Belovedwritten by the famous novelist, Toni Morrison. Beloved is about a woman named Sethe that is going through trauma due to the murder of her youngest child in order to keep them from being taken away to be a slave. This story includes the troubles that Sethe has been through as a slave and the dramatic measures she took in order to get her and her children across the Mason Dixon line to safety.
One of the main conflicts that Sethe goes through as a slave is when the school teacher of the plantation allows two white boys to perform mammary rape while she was pregnant with a child while observing and taking notes for biological studies, as he did with many other slaves on the Sweet Home plantation. This medical discrimination was caused by Schoolteacher treating slaves as if they were animals and performing studies that violated the rights of African Americans. In today’s society, this type of action would not be tolerated and is viewed as a high crime against human rights. However, in the 19th century, African Americans were viewed in such a low level, was it actually wrong for people like school teacher to do what they did, especially if it provided valuable information?
In the novel "Beloved", Toni Morrison presents a good example of how ethnicity was the background of the unethical practice of medical care of African Americans, which has created a large setback on he improvement of medical research and advances in health care. Society may have been different today had these practices not occurred.