Unconscious Bias Kills: Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely as White Women to Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth

ProPublica and NPR recently published a damning look at inequality in the American healthcare system, focusing on the ways that doctors and nurses systemically fail black women before and after childbirth. Black women are far, far more likely than white women to die from complications due to pregnancy and childbirth, regardless of income, geographic location, or relative health. I encourage you to read through the whole thing when you have the chance – if only so you can hear the story of...

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