The “Back Punch”: Dangerous Medical Procedure Required Of Black Workers To Receive Their Pensions

2 Posted by - May 21, 2020 - LATEST POSTS

by Lydia M. Reid

Of the many practices carried out by the Panama Canal Zone administration in regards to the men of the Silver Roll probably one of the most questionable and the least investigated is the notorious “Back Punch.”  It consisted of requiring the black Westindian men approaching retirement age- or 25 year service- to sign a release or consent form as, basically, a condition to processing their retirement applications from the Panama Canal Zone and submit to a dangerous spinal tap.  It was one of these back-door types of policies that in no way was supposed to be “required” of the black workers but that in order for them to receive their long awaited pension, this medical procedure had to be “agreed to.” Continue reading →

Read More: Medical-Apartheid-in-Panama | The Silver People Heritage Foundation


  • […] post The “Back Punch”: Dangerous Medical Procedure Required Of Black Workers To Receive Their… appeared first on Black […]

  • gamefly free trial May 5, 2019 - 4:15 am

    You are so cool! I do not suppose I have read through anything
    like this before. So wonderful to discover someone with a few genuine thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with a
    little originality!

  • minecraft free download pc May 10, 2019 - 9:13 am

    After I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails
    with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you are
    able to remove me from that service? Cheers!

  • minecraft download free pc May 16, 2019 - 6:06 am

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
    you are a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will come back later on. I
    want to encourage one to continue your great work, have a nice

  • how to get help in windows 10 May 26, 2019 - 12:58 am

    I really like what you guys are usually up too.
    Such clever work and coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve added you
    guys to my blogroll.

  • how to get help in windows 10 May 28, 2019 - 4:22 am

    Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this website is truly pleasant
    and the users are genuinely sharing pleasant thoughts.

  • gamefly free trial May 28, 2019 - 7:02 pm

    Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend
    your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided
    bright transparent concept

  • gamefly free trial June 4, 2019 - 4:07 am

    My spouse and I stumbled over here different web address and thought
    I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.

    Look forward to looking over your web page yet again.

  • seo June 5, 2019 - 9:47 am

    Keep up the good work! Thanks.

  • gamefly free trial June 6, 2019 - 2:26 pm

    Hello colleagues, nice piece of writing and
    good arguments commented here, I am genuinely enjoying by these.

  • gamefly free trial June 6, 2019 - 6:22 pm

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is excellent, let alone the

  • yalova son dakika haberleri June 7, 2019 - 11:08 pm

    I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)