Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are In a Life-or-Death Crisis


Black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants. Black mothers are more than three times as likely to die as white mothers. These disparities are worse than they were in 1850, during slavery. Author Linda Villarosa (#96) extends Zoë Carpenter’s argument (#108, Podcast #9) that chronic stress and racist health care lead to appalling birth outcomes. (45 min)


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