Toward critical bioethics studies: Black feminist insights for a field "reckoning" with anti-black racism
In this essay, I draw on the ethical theory of state consequentialism to advance the argument that understanding the ethics that the United States practices, rather than focusing on what it preaches, offers a more dynamic path for informing and transforming a field seeking to reckon with anti-Black racism. With a specific focus on justice, I show how state consequentialism provides a potential starting point for understanding how the nation prioritizes its own social, political, and economic interests to the detriment of the very principles that are at the heart of bioethics.
The Hastings Center report
anti-Black racism, antiracism, bioethics, justice, racial reckoning, state consequentialism
Overstreet, Nicole M., "Toward critical bioethics studies: Black feminist insights for a field "reckoning" with anti-black racism" (2022). Psychology. 541.