For my paper, I’ve decided to research the pacing of societal advancement. The situation of Henrietta’s family intrigued me, and I wanted to further examine it. For example, when the author called the Lacks family to discuss Henrietta’s life, all of the decisions were subject to men’s approval, though such values had long since begun to dissolve in the public eye. Does race impact this difference, or is it more a class issue? Perhaps it is neither, and the cause is the family’s location in a small town. I will use this assignment to research the trends of values such as this patriarchy, as well as other broad topics like racism, abuse tendencies, extent of education, etc.