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U.S. Maternal Mortality is Much Higher for African-Americans

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Why are black women ‘five times more likely to die in childbirth’? BBC Stories

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Why are black mothers and infants far more likely to die in U.S. from pregnancy-related causes?

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Pregnancy Complications in African-American Women

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The reasons why have baffled scientists for decades. We do understand that Black women have higher rates of the risk factors associated with pregnancy loss, such as diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, and low socioeconomic status. But even studies that control for these variables find higher rates of pregnancy loss among African Americans.  . Why black women face a high risk of pregnancy complications.

Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and a big reason for the disparity may be racism, say experts. “It’s basically a public health and human rights emergency because it’s been estimated that a. In the US, women of color face more risks in pregnancy and childbirth than white women, and the reason for the disparity has become clear: racism. A. Black women in the United States are more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than women in any other race group.

Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. Black women are more likely to experience preventable maternal death compared with white women. Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women – and this disparity increases with age, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).. Most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.

Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as white women. Even when receiving the same care. Even when doing everything right.

Meet the moms and experts. “For so long, black women in the UK have had to lean on the statistics of the US to help validate their own stories of pregnancy and childbirth,” she wrote. “Black women now have the data to. Black women are more likely to be uninsured before they become pregnant, making them more likely to start prenatal care later. Lack of health insurance can also keep Black women from getting the postpartum care they need. It found that AfricanAmerican women like her, along with women of other minority groups, are far more likely to experience severe, life-threatening.

According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, pre-eclampsia—one of the leading causes of maternal death—and eclampsia (seizures that develop after pre-eclampsia) are 60 percent more common in African American women than in white women, and also more severe.

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Black women have a higher risk of pregnancy-related death than White women.

“Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review” by Gerard J. Criner, Rodger E. Barnette, Gilbert E. D'Alonzo
from Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review
by Gerard J. Criner, Rodger E. Barnette, Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
Springer New York, 2010

Medical, psychosocial, and behavioral risk factors do not explain the increased risk for low birth weight among black women.

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book” by Robert Resnik, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Joshua Copel, Robert M Silver
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book
by Robert Resnik, Charles J. Lockwood, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

The authors concluded that the increase in preterm birth rates among white women was largely due to an increase in medically indicated preterm birth, whereas in African American women the preterm birth rate declined because of decreased rates of preterm rupture of membranes and spontaneous preterm birth.

“Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes, Adrienne Stith Butler, Richard E. Behrman
from Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2007

Black women have the highest rate of preterm birth and low-birth-weight babies.

“Reproductive Justice: An Introduction” by Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger
from Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
by Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger
University of California Press, 2017

Risk Factors In the United States, the stillbirth rate for non-Hispanic black women is dramatically higher compared with non-Hispanic white women (11.1 vs. 4.8 per 1000 deliveries).95–97 Rates are intermediate for American Indian or Alaska Native (6.2) and Hispanic women (5.4).

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Alison G Cahill
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Moreover, a black baby is four times more likely to lose his mother due to causes associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum complications.

“Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression” by Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan
from Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression
by Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan
Springer US, 2004

That these conditions affect Black women with a disproportionate frequency and are more fatal has been attributed to the higher rates among Black women of high blood pressure, preexisting and gestational diabetes, and obesity.

“Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization” by Khiara Bridges
from Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization
by Khiara Bridges
University of California Press, 2011

When these factors are controlled, black women continue to have a higher rate of preterm delivery than women in other

“Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant” by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
from Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant
by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Black women are more likely than any other women in the United States to experience premature births, and to have low-birthweight infants.

“Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth” by Dana-Ain Davis
from Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth
by Dana-Ain Davis
NYU Press, 2019

This added stress may further increase the risk of preterm birth among the black women, though not necessarily for the Hispanic women due to the Latina paradox.

“Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health” by Donald A. Barr
from Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health
by Donald A. Barr
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019

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  • This is a work of nonfiction abd fiction and solely the property of the original creator(s). Any names or characters, businesses or places, events or incidents, are factual to the best of the author’s knowledge, at the time of the recording. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. We do not take responsibility for decisions taken by the viewer based solely on the information provided in this virtual application. We do not take responsibility for decisions taken by the viewer based solely on the information provided in this video.

  • What a joke. Everyone with low income gets neglected in hospitals, dentists offices anywhere we go. It’s not about color. Y’all are all about division and can’t see these black celebrities get paid hella money to encourage your race to keep playing victim.

  • You all are still blinded by these hollyweird-ohs…..they’re not who/what you think they are.
    “The choice to KNOW will be yours.”
    Q

  • Well, can it have some correlation with the health education that some (poorer) women receive? Or with the fact that black women have in average more children than white women, which leads to more incidents? I don’t get you being traumatised by the system/hospitals and still having 4 children.

  • 95% of all babies born are non-white mabey that’s why they pissed? In the bible all children under 2yrs old was killed, in white america, kill the baby before it’s born and the mother too! And there’s nothing you can do about it? SOMETIMES I WONDER GOD WHERE ARE YOU!

  • Of course they’re is a race problem. Until a few years ago the medical books had that black people don’t feel pain as other races. Which is bull. We feel pain and we scream it to the high heavens but we are told that we are angry. And don’t have no reason to be screaming about unfair treatment. even through we are the most disenfranchised everywhere we go, Because of skin color. It’s sad that animals can look past the colors of each other and see themselves but humans can’t.

  • We as Black women allow ourselves to be in the most toxic and stressful circumstances for the sake of strength and “Black love”. Can we start making choices that benefit US and stop worrying about what everbody else wants?

  • It’s sad that it takes high profile black women to speak on their experiences to get attention on the health crisis around black women and pregnancy. My cousin passed away last year after she had her baby and i am certain it is because she was ignored. Even i was ignored when i went in for a mammogram, I’ve had sever pain in my breast and i was told they didn’t find anything and nothing was wrong. And when i asked them why am i in pain they looked at me like i was an idiot. I’m now learning that unfortunately if i want anything done i have to do it my self

  • I was done listening after you quoted the CDC. They’re the ones pushing this Black genocide crap. So I guess you’re right when you say racism is causing this crisis. The pharmacutical industry, government, and CDC are all in bed together and are specifically targeting Blacks, just like Planned Parenthood.

  • Black women also tend to be less happy during pregnancy in contrast to non-black women. This is due to their lack of social and emotional support. My opinion on this is: you reap what you sew. If you’re a selfish, materialistic, overly aggressive bitch with anyone close to you prior to your pregnancy; what makes you think they will stick around after you get pregnant. I think alot of women have to learn to treat people the way they want to be treated.

  • Are black womens lower levels of oxytocin due to racism? What about the shorter pregnancy duration? Or higher rates of twins whether in Africa or America? Maybe there’s biological differences between the races influencing mortality rather than just raycism..?

  • The current hospital model for pregnancy and childbirth is currently completely insane in most places. The “get-in-get-out” model does not work for families-childbirth does not follow a schedule. Laboring patients also often lose the ability to make choices for themselves in hospitals-meaning one might be forced into an episiotomy or cesarean among many other procedures that wouldn’t be performed in an out-of-hospital birth. This is a huge problem for our society, as hospital birth tends to interfere with the bonding process. And why is that bad? Look around at people today. The younger they are, the more likely they are to hate people on contact, because they never had the secure love that bonding provides.
    And the African-American dying near is the time of birth far from new, and violations from doctors on laboring women only seem to be increasing. Dr. Carroll, you know first-hand how hard it is to navigate childbirth in a hospital and how easy it is to get railroaded into receiving care that is not in the laboring patient’s best interest. When will the medical community start insisting on midwives and out-of-hospital settings for primary pregnancy care and birth?

  • Stop giving birth in the hospital! Midwives and Doulas are a must. In addition, abortion affects more African Americans than any other demographic. It’s genocide of an entire race. Wake up people. Having an Abortion also affects future pregnancies as well….thus the higher mortality rate and fertility issues with black women than any other people group. Racist practices in the medical industry have to be called out by all races. United front.

  • This is all very sad. Abortion is not health care. Planned parenthood was started by Margaret Sangar, not to help Black women, but a deliberate plan to keep the Black population down.

  • The pple in the comments trying to pick apart his points yall are annoying. Stop playing dumb. bottom line is black women are treated unfairly by the health care system and its due to racism. Those are the facts regardless of how he articulated it. You knew wtf he was saying.

  • Ok so we have unequal birth rates among black women vs white women. What about black women with money vs white women with money? What about black women with money and a healthy diet vs white women with money and a healthy diet? What about poor black women with unhealthy diets vs poor white women with unhealthy diets? What about all the variables that contribute to birth rates?When it comes down to it i think this video is not giving us a well informed perspective that is necessary before making judgments like healthcare outcomes depends on your race. Lets get allllll the facts first.

  • This is a work of nonfiction and solely the property of the original creator(s). Any names or characters, businesses or places, events or incidents, are factual to the best of the author’s knowledge, at the time of the recording. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. We do not take responsibility for decisions taken by the viewer based solely on the information provided in this virtual application. We do not take responsibility for decisions taken by the viewer based solely on the information provided in this video.

  • Beyonce… A billionaire… Has a feeling for what we go through in the real world…?????���������������� The audacity. You expect us to eat this…?? Hahahhahahahhahaa

  • The main reasons for this issue is because if identity politics. Blacks are taught that it’s acceptable to not trust whites, and the idea that a high school dropout who got knocked up knows more about what her body is going through than a highly trained male doctor because she has a uterus and he doesn’t. To fix this we need to admit that racism is racism regardless what way it’s pointed and that highly trained people who actually know what they are talking about know more than people who really only feel like they know what they are talking about. But as Newt Gingrich stated in an interview at the 2016 Republican National Convention, “Facts don’t matter, what people FEEL are the facts is what matters.” P.S. Newt Gingrich may be a genius, but he’s an evil genius.

  • Well said. I was shocked when I first heard about the high black maternal mortality rate, I knew it was higher than for white women but I didn’t know it was that much higher.

  • The demokkkrats are in America telling people they are victims.

    The biggest risk to black children is abortion. Demokkkrats and their media want them all dead.

  • Are we not going to mention that black women have high obesity rates, which increase the rate of pregnancy and labor complications?

    Nah, just muh racism.

  • Thats funny. Beyonce is mixed, not black. Plus, since she’s a gazillionaire, she doesnt have to worry about any perceived healthcare issues.

  • First thing. Doctors don’t care about people. Second stop making this about race when it’s every race that gets treated like this. Second if you’re poor you won’t get the right treatment because you have to do your OWN dam research. Stop playing victim.

  • 1) “Race is a social construct”

    This is an absurd premise to begin with. It means you literally contradict yourself the moment you speak of “black” women having any problems relative to “white” women. You essentially admitted by axiomatic fiat that race has no objective definition, thus rendering all of your studies meaningless. When you say “black” women, did that just mean anyone with darkish skin? Are Indian women included in that statistic? Or Polynesian? Or did you mean women with specifically African descent? I have no idea, because you didn’t define anything.

    2) “Racism = prejudice plus power”

    Absolute hogwash. “Power” has no meaning in a context like health care. Either the health care providers are providing care equally to all skin colors, or they are not. If a black woman doctor is mistreating white patients, is that racism? What if black doctors are just as likely to provide the same levels or care to their patients as white doctors? What now?

    There is no “power structure” here like there is with politics. There is just the patient, her ability/willingness to access quality health care, and the quality of care provided by their local doctors. Who exactly has the “power” here? The doctor, who can provide care? Or the patient, who at any moment can tell the doctor to take a hike and go find care somewhere else? You can’t prop yourself up as a respectable scientific outlet when your studies are grounded in such empirically worthless terminology.

    Did you ever bother at any point in this presentation to account for culture? Poor black communities, by the mere virtue of being poor and black, are going to have different priorities and practices with respect to health care than other groups. You even admitted in this video that they tend to initiate prenatal care much later, but gave no hard data as to WHY. Where exactly is the “racism” in a patent who can’t/won’t see a doctor as early as other people? Yet you just asserted outright that it absolutely has to be “racism,” and that such communities couldn’t possibly be inflicting harm on themselves through basic cultural practices.

    This is an unacceptable level of sloppy scholarship, especially given the self-proclaimed authority this channel attempts to present, and ESPECIALLY given the politically sensitive nature of the subject.

  • Thank you for a well researched and understanding of racial health disparities. I have been working on this for the last 50 years. First as a nurse practitioner and then as a law professor. I have argued for the last 10 years that epigenetic changes due to slavery, segregation, and racism is a core issue. While we can reduce the impact of current stress we need solid research on what epigenetic changes have occurred AND how to provide treatment that will turn the appropriate switches on or off: https://youtu.be/-HK2PA1Dab8

  • It’s disappointing that you buy into the “plus power” tripe in the definition of racism. To call that a “common” part of the definition is to accept the redefinition being pushed by those wanting to use an accusation of racism as a cudgel. Or maybe you’re just living in a saturation of those who push this tripe. It’s further disappointing when it seems like the core message of this episode could have still been made without this inflammatory definition.

  • I watch just about every new video on this channel and just the dislike bar is a witness that there is so much work to do.

    There are people, educated and curious enough, to look into current healthcare topics, but still racist enough to go, nah, good that more of dem black babies die.

  • Can tell there is no scientist here when people are asking questions like
    “How is racism operating here?”

    Which makes the implicit assumption racism is indeed operating at all. The reason this is bad is because a) It assumes someone or some people are being racist (something which should be proved, not assumed) and b) narrows people’s scope of investigation, as they’ve already assumed the cause.

    A better question is
    “How are the disparities (an unfortunate, but true observation) between white and black maternal mortalitie rates occuring?”

    Racism could be 1 reason, but there could be other factors also contributing to the observations (see biology, income, diet, lifestyle, medical practices). The former questions limiting the scope to racism reeks of ideaology, not science; we all know which one ends lives and which one saves lives.

  • As a Mexican doctor I can only feel disgust knowing​ that in America even the doctors and nurses are part of the discrimination, it’s unthinkable to me to act maliciously against​ a patient, is just disgusting, it makes me so sad I even considered applying to study anesthesia there, thinking that maybe the overwhelming discrimination you suffer was an exaggeration of the media, those are no worthy persons to call themselves doctors discriminating lives

  • I stopped listening when you went into describing structural racism. I came here to learn about healthcare not to be given a course in leftist propaganda. Unsubscribed.

  • How is racism meassured? And how was the conclusion reached that racism caused these inequalities? I don’t live in the US. But I can’t believe someone would be so masochistic as to do something racist there, specially a big institution, specially against black people. It’s a huge pill to swallow. Maybe it needs it’s own episode.

  • You all need to go to other shithole countries. Stop complaining about everything. Always putting the color of the skin as an excuse to complain about and for everything. Seriously, Beyonce is the one bringing health care issues? Is that a joke?

  • There is a problem in society, I know let’s fix by blaming a certain group, this will certainly help us come together to fix it.

    Your deffinitally for raceist leaves much to be desired, unless you agree that it is possible for white people of one income level to be raceist against people of a different income level, then you may to use a different word.

  • The USA created a system where either the black mothers die or there sons are given a special vaccination that leaves them affected with autism. Of course they through some other races in there to cover there tracks. Back in the day black women were have 9 kids with no type of pain relievers. Now there dying in HOSPITALS.
    I WILL NEVER HAVE MY BABY IN A HOSPITAL AGAIN EVERRRRR! DO IT AT HOME. FIGHT TO STOP VACCINATION!!!

  • Lol This is all bullshit that is just to make white people look bad and to get “free “ healthcare because they don’t want to actually work for stuff and they don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions hahah pathetic

  • If racism is “prejudice plus power”, does that mean that all the awful things said about President Obama weren’t actually racist since he was in the most powerful position in the world, obviously more powerful than the people saying those things?

  • At the beginning of the video you read a portion of data from the CDC that stated, “These inequities are not explained by differences in education or income”.

    Paraphrasing, you later stated that structural racism implies that there is disparity, economically, educationally, etc…

    This seems inconsistent to me. Since this is a controversial topic I assume you’ll be making another video to clarify. When and if you do, can you explain how structural racism was quantified? I am really confused. Referring to “…payment reform, workforce diversity…” would suggests that these are factors that effect black pregnant mothers disproportionately.

    I am not denying the existence of structural racism, but I would like to know how these studies are formulated to make a more cohesive argument. There needs to be more examples of concrete bias before making these claims. For example, a study that attempted to gauge whether doctors listened less to black mothers over whites would be more indicative of structural racism, right?

  • How is the racism operating? Really how does it operate? You pointed out that there is a disparity in maternal deaths for black mothers. You presented a bunch of opinions with a few studies. I like your channel for good thorough objective information. You took a side and blurted out a bunch of opinions making them sound like facts using a couple studies that support your opinions. You made no objective assertion using actual facts that clearly prove that racism itself is the only explanation for the death rate. You said “its complicated.” Meaning there are probably a myriad of different reasons for the problem. But you decided to sit there and say…”whelp, racism again.” Nothing about this video does anything to help the cause of pushing racist ideology out of culture. News flash, EVERY race is racist in some way. Culture is far more powerful than race to determine the fate of an individual. The studies should look at what are the differences between black mothers who don’t lose babies and those who do to better understand what might be the root cause. One can attribute educational and wealth status to anything in a study. Yeah, no shit richer smarter poeple tend to live longer and havr less health complications. Your channel in particular has indicated this over and over. So really for real without any bull shit opinions and political views are the root causes?

    ** Edit: I meant to say Black mothers who die during pregnancy and those who don’t.

  • Racism=prejudice+power

    I am unsubscribing now. I love the show but this is one strike way too many and beyond ridiculous. I’m severely disappointed right now… Been a long time subscriber but seriously Aaron I just can’t continue watching.

  • Issues specifically for black women?? No, these are issues for everyone. Just because some mediocre singer has issues that everyone else has, it doesn’t become an issue for a specific ethnicity.

  • It shouldn’t even be a question of whether or not there is racism in the US. (Which doesn’t mean there isn’t racism in other countries. There is.) There’s voluminous evidence of racism in health care in the US. Minorities don’t just have more trouble accessing care, they receive inferior care. It’s not even conscious racism in many cases. Health care personnel treat minorities differently than they treat white Americans and this harms the health of the minority patient.
    “The [Quality and Disparities Reports] summarized disparities in quality measures across a range of measures, e.g., measures for which quality of care was worse in the socially disadvantaged group. The largest number and percentage of disparities in quality measures were observed between poor and high-income persons (62% of measures showed worse care), followed by black versus white (60% of measures showing worse care), Hispanic versus white non-Hispanic, Asian versus white, and American Indian/Alaska Native versus white (43%, 32%, and 20% of measures showing worse care, respectively).”
    https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032315-021439

    “Congress, in 1999, requested an [Institute of Medicine] study to assess the extent of disparities in the types and quality of health services received by U.S. racial and ethnic minorities and non-minorities; explore factors that may contribute to inequities in care; and recommend policies and practices to eliminate these inequities.
    “The report from that study, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, found that a consistent body of research demonstrates significant variation in the rates of medical procedures by race, even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable. This research indicates that U.S. racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures and experience a lower quality of health services.”
    http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2002/Unequal-Treatment-Confronting-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities-in-Health-Care.aspx

  • This is a matter of priorities, health care cost $400 a month for an individual as a car cost a $1000 to own, insure and maintain for a individual. Choose not to own a car and you can afford healthcare plus save $600 extra a month. Most people spend $100 dollars a week on meaningless purchases. Save that $100 a week you would normally spend on coffee, lotto and cigarettes and you have enough to afford your own healthcare and not ask me to pay for it.

  • I try to find videos like this and educate myself about the issue in this country partiularly for poc, but reading the comments here make me so sad. It’s such an us vs. them climate around race. I truly hope that I live to see when poc are treated equally in our country, by all accounts. All that I’ve learned about the actual history, the goverment selling drugs and weapons, etc. Its appaling and the black community deserves a hell of alot more than they have earned or been allowed over the years. It has to change.

  • It’s a good thing I never watch this channel for backwards post modernist views about race.

    Back to our regularly scheduled high quality videos involving medicine and healthcare.

  • I’m relieved that these conversations are happening amongst more people, and within larger platforms.
    It’s been a discussion, cause, and fight I’ve been championing for over a decade, now.

  • Health benefits affect everyone living in the States, weather your Black, Hispanic or other other nationality Health care is a joke in America.

  • The correlation of fatherlessness and birth deaths would be a curious thing to adjust these statistics.

    (Also, an unusual amount of non-medicine on this chapter, pat yerself on the back 😉

  • I like this video but I actually do understand the downvotes (outside of racists because to be real its probably mostly racists) I feel like this probably should have been maybe a multiple part series with the idea of racial bias being more fully explored because as is it felt kind of rushed?

  • rac·ism

    ˈrāˌsizəm

    noun

    prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

    “a program to combat racism”

    Not even the Dictionary says racism is Prejudice+Power. Racism is just defined as hate for someone different that you because you don’t like their skin. Racism is hate and you don’t need power to hate.

  • I’ve said it once and I’ll say it time and time again, single parent benefits and abortion centers don’t help black communities, all it does is help poorer families who can’t afford it over reproduce and let the dad walk out

  • For anyone despairing, it’s worth pointing out that even with an issue bound to trigger the racists and the “rationalists” (ha ha ha) hard, it’s still well over 5:1 Thumbs Up: Thumbs Down.

  • I’m a privileged, powerful Appalachian, Northern-European-American, baby boomer White LIBERAL with a hillbilly high school diploma. So what specifically can I do to make sure even college educated black women have safer childbirths? What particular racist system is victimizing these unfortunate ladies of color while heaping high quality health care on our ignorant, high school dropout ladies up the holler. I’m understanding from this here video, that it’s got to do with the mysterious “Bundle” that needs to be implemented. I’m all for it, whatever it is, and am so sorry for my skin color privileges and for the surplus of victims that I visited on humanity. Vote YES for that BUNDLE Thang.

  • Could you also discuss the problem of “weathering” on black people in America from the constant stress of living in a racist society?

  • Thank you for this. The rage, resistance, and apathy we are met with for simply asking that this stop is exhausting and its nice that sometimes someone will help us try to move this weight. We just want to live. That’s all we are asking for.

  • As a Black woman, I wholeheartedly disagree that it’s because of racism. And I find it insulting when I hear liberals, elites, guilty Whites, etc. blame these serious health issues solely on social injustice. It’s disingenuous and only makes me question our society’s agenda when it comes to the depopulation of Black people. Blacks need to understand that they are being manipulated and controlled by these satanic elites who use race and racism to take advantage of Black people’s vulnerability. I’m almost positive that racism isn’t the cause of the infant mortality crisis amongst Black women. I personally believe it has more to do with what we put on our bodies, what we eat, and also the medical malpractice that happens in hospitals when Black women give birth. I am trying to change my lifestyle and diet to be non-toxic, healthy, and active. And I will not be giving birth at a hospital and leave my life in the hands of these inexperienced doctors who only care about money. I suggest Black women look into going back to birthing centers and finding a Black doula or midwife. These race baiters don’t care about you and don’t care about finding the actual cause of this terrible predicament.

  • His two pieces of evidence are 1) people smarter than me say racism is the cause 2) a 5% increase in mortality exists with high levels of structural racism. Neither point strongly backs up his conclusion that “racism is the cause for 3x worse mortality rates amongst black people”. He then gives a lesson on what is racism… waste of time unfortunately

  • A woman in the US today has a 50% higher chance of dying in childbirth than her mother did according to the CDC. Rural America has a higher maternal death rate than some third world countries according to the United Nations health council. These statistics apply to all women, regardless of race. Pass the Equal Rights Ammendment to the US Constitution to protect all women. The Material death rate increases while the infant death rate decreased. Too much medical attention is focused on the fetus.

  • Are these the same black women that support Caucasian feminism and refuse to speak out against racism (even at times helping to perpetuate it) when they see it harming their men and boys? It can’t be!

  • “Most women who died had multiple
    health problems or other vulnerabilities”[1]… Not Racism from NHS staff.

    [1] MBRRACE-UK Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the
    UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2014–16

  • first of all you so-called quote on Co black boule members it’s not the responsibility know thyself you are your own doctor don’t trust in pseudoscience what’s the prefix of pseudo magic come on y’all but again this is BET there’s no such thing as black it’s called Dead caucus

  • You went kinda deep today Aaron. I understand where your coming from, but when you say the issue is structural racism its hard to see the method to improve in that. I think the vast majority of doctors and health care professionals give the same quality of care to people of all races. Do doctors perform differently Do doctors perform worse on average for people in areas with high black populations? Do black pregnant women go to the doctor less? Are there studies on cause of deaths for women are in these cases?

    I am not saying the discrepancy isn’t a result of racism, but I am saying that telling people be less racist isn’t going to fix the issue. If we need to build more hospitals or create a program to get pregnant women more care we should do those things and I wish more of them had been addressed in the video.

  • If you feel personally attacked by this video, I need you to listen to his definition of “structural racism” again. If you’re still struggling, look it up and do some additional reading. Thanks.

  • I really don’t understand why anytime someone shows how pervasive racism is people get mad…it is the reality not an opinion. It is not some “liberal” idea, it can’t just be forgotten and act like it doesn’t exist, it needs to be dealt with. If people want people to stop talking about racism then help end it. Not because he posted a video about inequality in healthcare means the channel is going down the toilet either he is SUPPOSED to present ALL sides of healthcare. Gosh. I don’t understand what is the problem this is why we can never move ahead.

  • And “WE” black men should love our child bearers and support them and appreciate them? I wonder if white people think GOD is going to say.I LOVE YOU MORE THAN THEM… WHAT IF HELL HAD MORE WHITE PEOPLE IN IT THAT ALL OTHER RACES, THAT WOULD BE FAIR?

  • SHE HAD ALL THE PATIENTS ON THAT FLOOR KICKED OUT DURING HER DELIVERY. Also played her own songs during the birth. Beyonce is complaining about what?

  • Complex systems contain complex problems. Were there controls for other health factors? Obesity, diabetes, drug use, number of children, twins, cardiovascular health ect? There are statistics for each of those based on race as well. What are the comorbidity stats when you add any of the above issues?

    From personal experience adopting kids in California I found huge swings in the level of care based on who the parent were. In my situation we adopted twins from a mother with a drug history known to the hospital. The level of care for one of my girls in the NICU changed dramatically after telling our story… but had to be repeated every 12 hours at shift change because the hospital uses traveling nurses almost exclusively. If these mothers are at poor quality hospitals run by a large system, such as Dignity Health, I would not be surprised to find poor quality medical staff swapping in every 12 hours leading to some of these discrepancies.

    We need a much bigger, much clearer set of data. AI will do it soon enough. Screw anyone who judges others for the color of their skin instead of the content of their character.

  • Just throwing this out there…. relaxers are poison. They have been directly related to thyroid disease in black women. The glue in lace fronts is also poisonous. The chemicals used to treat weave and wigs… are also poisonous. Beyawnce is a terrible example. She promotes the same products that are making black women sick.

  • Omg give me a break! I almost died in childbirth and I’m not black. Death does NOT discriminate so get out of here with that. If you fail to seek medical emergency help, then that’s on you.

  • 2:46
    “The root causes of structural racism are hard to isolate, but a good entry point is to tackle inequality in education, employment, imprisonment and social-economic status.”

    Okay, tackling racial inequality? Cool, I’m down. Those are big problems that should be addressed. But you are contradicting what you said earlier:

    0:56
    “These racial inequalities are not explained but differences in education or income.”

    So even if you improved the material situation for blacks in America it wouldn’t help the problems of maternal death you’re discussing, no?

  • Race is a social construct rooted in BIOLOGY. You calling it a social construct says nothing about whether or not it is a JUST or USEFUL construct, which is the important question.

  • It only appears this way because black woman have babys at a higher rate then white woman. When numbers are higher you tend to see more things go wrong

  • Not surprising that black women are more at risk when they receive unequal medical treatment and when studies have shown that most white doctors believe that black people do not feel pain.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/04/do-blacks-feel-less-pain-than-whites-their-doctors-may-think-so/??noredirect=on
    https://www.ajc.com/news/painful-fallacy-some-white-doctors-might-believe-about-black-patients/eMwtBr3OtG29a1FI0EiNbP/
    Racism cannot be dismantled because as a black (non American) woman, I have now grown to believe that racism is inherent not learned. It is pathological in all countries in which white people dominate ( and even in countries where they do not e.g South Africa).

  • Healthcare clinical trials are not taken seriously for the black community because, it is said that black people do no take medical studies seriously. ( show up on time, take the medicine as directed, follow through the clinical trial).

  • We are treated as pure dirt within the medical community. Substandard at best and when I come in countering my own knowledge they get offended. I blame the TRASF food dumped in lower income areas and they have the audacity to build substandard hospitals filled with junk food vending machines. Forreal?

  • But racism doesn’t exist anymore! I’m a white guy so I don’t know how life must be like for black people, but I know racism doesn’t exist anymore.

  • Eclampsia = Iodine deficiency

    Interestingly, a majority of blacks eat almost nothing but white paste. White flour, white sugar, 28 days white chikon meat, pork, MSG white cristals, white starches, white rice, white grease etc.

    They ought to stop hating on the white man and start freaking out about their white plate.

  • I am a labor and delivery nurse and am proud to say my employing hospital has implemented quantitative blood loss measurement instead of estimated blood loss! It’s a small step but an important one in the reduction of postpartum hemorrhage cases…in all races!

  • the minute money is guaranteed prices go up. Im not willing to fork over more of my income so others can have “free” medical care. the govt isnt our daddy and the constitution states that explicitly. if we want to make this about race then handle it. why rely on the monster, if white people are the monster, to save you?

  • This is so backwards, so misinformed. What is causing these ailments? Are their diets different? Their environment? Their lifestyle? You aren’t just automatically inflicted with these issues because of your race. Allostatic load is a huge contributor to black infant mortality rates but the stress isn’t caused by racism and sexism. It’s caused by self induced stress (daily accusations of racism and dwelling in victim hood must be quite stressful) and absent fathers. The black community has the highest rate of absent fathers and it is not a coincidence that lack of a paternal presence leads to neonatal death, post neonatal death and infant death.

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  • “So lupus is a black womans disease, black women and hispanic women are 3 times more likely to have lupus.” So what you are saying is lupus is but isn’t just a black womans disease? Hmmm, also why is this video seem to ignorantly only aimed at comparing women to white women?

  • thank you so much for this video! inequities around health care in general and women of color aren’t talked about as much as they should be. y’all are shining a light, and it is much appreciated.

  • I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the doctors and felt absolutely dismissed. I thought that’s how it is when you go to the doctors office. Gynecologist, dermatologist family practitioner it doesn’t matter. I always feel like they’re not listening and just dismiss my concerns. It’s already hard for us women to voice our concerns with what’s going on with our bodies, we women just deal with it.

  • Didn’t she basically rent out the entire maternity ward when she was delivering, even going so far as to prevent new parents from seeing their babies? What could the richest black woman on the planet possibly have gone through that literally anyone else could relate to? So over this family and society’s behavior towards them.

  • But I’m confused, what is the actual thing causing the deaths? Are doctors ignoring black patients? What’s going on with the actual medicine?

  • I had read somewhere else that the leading cause of death among pregnant women was homicide, and was expecting that to be mentioned. https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20010320/number-1-cause-of-death-in-pregnant-women-murder

  • Wow, there’s a lot of racist white people in this comment section. Racism against white people cannot exist, it doesn’t exist, and I highly doubt it’ll ever exist.

  • >Commonly defined as racism plus power…

    That is NOT the common definition, that’s the sociological definition. Also you defined “structural racism” as
    >blah blah, even in the absence of racist intent.
    This contradicts the prejudice part of the prejudice + power model.

  • Our healthcare as a whole for all people no matter race and ethnicity is failing us. I am a white female with Type 1 Diabetes and have experienced a lot of these issues with doctors, costs of healthcare and not getting the proper care. Every thing over all in healthcare in the United States need to change. From treating minorities properly to making it affordable to all. EVERYTHING.

  • Black people we gotta eat better.

    I legit had a cousin with diabetes making fun of me cause I dont “season my food enough” or I eat “like white people.”

    Like sis, you whole got type 2 diabetes. Watch what you put in your mouth cause its killing us.

  • Racism isn’t about the colour of your skin it’s about people being placed in disadvanted situations and being stripped from autonomy and social power
    Whatever the biological differences between populations, we should try and reduce the disadvantages to the minimum, to support families and children and mothers.

  • So controlled for all co-founder and the conclusion was: primary cause without a doubt institutionalised racism throughout the society…!? Wow. Surprised me. Are there any references to articles about the subject so one could analyse their methods of study and design in ones spare time? Because I am genuinely in shock of the conclusion.

  • Interesting topic.
    Would higher income ensure better health care access?
    I’d also be interested in knowing how much the ACA brought down the Maternal Mortality rate in all races. More access means better rates right?

  • If this really was a racial disparity then every other race would be suffering from medical negligence aswell. They’re not, it’s only black women. Black women are not treated differently from everyone else just because of their colour. They are pulling the race card as usual. They do this all the time and say it’s because of their race. White women and Asian women have had negligence aswell but they don’t kick up a huge fuss and say the system is racist. They just didn’t have professional staff that knew how to act on these conditions. Yet black women keep claiming they’re victims. I know I sound heartless by saying this but unfortunately it’s true. It’s nothing but paranoia. It’s getting really pathetic now.

  • THIS. Black folk want to piggy back off of what is already out there “more black doctors” ok youtuber commenter star.. go be one!!! Some people want to own hospitals and banks instead of joining the slave crew

  • What about the serious case of racism happening right now in South Africa?
    I mean, I hardly see any rock solid evidence of racism in your video.
    Correlations are all I see, which isn’t the same thing as causation.
    How can you define “high level of structural racism in unemployment”? 

    Meanwhile, in South Africa, real policies are being put into place against white people.

  • I received poor to really no care during my pregnancy and i went to every single appointment.. I only got one ultra sound during my pregnancy.. Every time i went to see my doc my blood pressure was very high.. Long story short i delivered a stillborn at 38 weeks on nov 6 2019 my first child after dealing with infertility for 8 years my baby was taken from me

  • Wait so it’s someone else’s fault if you don’t know how to eat properly… btw in NYC more black babies are aborted than born.. talk about that…. this is bs propaganda…

  • This was very educational. Excellent points where made and I’m sharing this with my professor. The way someone’s finances, gender, race and the inner spectrum that they exist effect health care can be very scary.

  • Be careful, you triggered the white guys who know better than everyone else. Now they’re complaining about you saying racism. They cant handle that word. Makes em foam at the mouth, and feel attacked.
    Would have been better if you had said eugenics were real. Then they wouldn’t be so pissy.

  • Many black women do not take care of themselves and their health before getting pregnant, not going to the right doctors to receive proper healthcare and not be financially stabled, which is the main reason this is happening. However, this situation has happened to any race women. Women you have to take care of yourself and your health and be financially stable and not depends on healthcare and doctors to care for us all the time.