Black People Being Used As Experiments
Governments and institutions have been using Black people for experiments since the days of slavery. It’s not just old stories like James Marion Sims — who experimented on enslaved Black women in the 1800s — that get attention. The Flint water crisis is the latest example of when governments or institutions gamble on Black life.
In Black Lightning, a U.S. government agency made the same mistake when they used Freeland to test a vaccine that inadvertently created metahumans. This “experiment” created Black Lightning and now, years later, the same government agency is behind the strength-inducing green light drug that’s plaguing Freeland.