Sociology of Conspiracy Theory: AIDS Conspiracies
AIDS was created by the American Government toward the end of reducing undesirable populations. Depending on who is telling the story, these "undesirables" could include African Americans, people living on the continent of Africa, homosexuals, or the entire world population (who are not in the conspiracy.)
We will use this topic to discuss why certain minority groups distrust the US government, especially in terms of healthcare. We will pay special attention to the events surrounding the Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment and the Regan Administration's lack of response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.