US Military Tested Chemical Weapons on WWII Soldiers by Race

The US government has confirmed that it separated soldiers by race when testing chemical weapons during World War II in order to see how non-whites reacted compared to “normal” white soldiers.

Though the formerly secret program was declassified in 1993, a new investigation by NPR includes interviews with former test subjects and documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request, which confirm the grouping of enlisted men by race to determine if different races reacted differently to the chemical agents. …

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