Since time immemorial, human experiments have been conducted to explain various phenomena occurring within the society. However, the ethical attitudes of researchers involved in these experiments became an issue of societal and scholarly concern in the 1940s as a result of human exploitation in numerous cases such as the Tuskegee Syphilis study. This paper applies the teleology system of ethical theories to examine the moral dilemmas presented in the film Ms. Ever’s Boys that documents the Tuskegee experiment.
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Besides the study did not have mutual benefits for the participants. Lastly, the researchers violated the natural law theory in the way they chose their participants. The study selected African American men arguing that they were less equal to Caucasians both intellectually and economically.