I’ve seen the Tuskugee Syphilis Experiment cited in numerous articles as a reason for black American distrust of the U.S. government and the Covid vaccines (and the relatively low vaccination rate of African-Americans - reluctance to get the shot.) But I can’t see how the two could be comparable.
Tuskugee was specifically inflicted on black people - you didn’t see white people being used for the experiment. The Covid vaccine, on the other hand, is being, and has already been, injected into people of all races. Millions of whites, millions of Hispanics, millions of blacks, millions of Asians, etc. have already received the shot. There’s no way anyone could target blacks specifically this way. Furthermore, black people have not shown any more signs of ill side effects from the vaccine than anyone else.
Tuskugee was specifically done without consent or being informed of what was going on; the Covid vaccine, on the other hand, is completely voluntary and you’re being told exactly what it contains (a…vaccine.)