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Andrew J. Skerritt's Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial, and the AIDS Epidemic in PDF

By Andrew J. Skerritt

ISBN-10: 1569768145

ISBN-13: 9781569768143

By concentrating on a small city in South Carolina, this examine of the HIV/AIDS situation within the South unearths the demanding truths of an ongoing and complicated factor. Skerritt contends that the USA has didn't safely deal with the specter of HIV and AIDS in groups of colour and that taboos approximately love, race, and sexuality—combined with Southern conservatism, white privilege, and black oppression—continue to create an unacceptable dying toll. The heartbreak of America’s failure comes alive via case reports of people resembling Carolyn, a wild baby whose uprising coincided with the appearance of AIDS, and Nita, a tender lady looking for love and trapped in an abusive dating. the implications are such a lot noticeable on the town’s segregated burial flooring where dozens of younger black women and men who've died from AIDS are laid to relaxation. not just a choice to motion and knowledge, this can be a precise tale of the way individuals of religion, enduring love, and unlimited forgiveness can encourage others by way of serving as courses for terrible groups dealing with a public well-being risk stressed with conflicting ethical and social conventions.

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