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With respect, it’s not that ‘being Black’ is a risk factor for birth outcomes. Rather, *being racialized as Black* & the attendant stressors & cumulative disadvantages that make pregnancy & birth riskier.
We have to take care with this language. “Being Black is a risk factor” reinscribes race-as-biology, naturalizes the outcomes of a political system that undergirds profound inequities in where we live, work, play, our access to health care...
If ‘being Black’ was a predictor of PTB, LBW, maternal mortality... then why do Black immigrants have better birth outcomes than US-born Black parents?
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Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D-TX) & Rep. Bernie Sanders's (I-VT) argue on the House floor about Sanders's support for dumping nuclear waste into the backyard of low-income Hispanic families in Sierra Blanca. -->

That is #EnvironmentalRacism
FYI @mgranville1
@mgranville1 These arguments by Sanders don’t even make sense.

First, the Hispanic Member of Congress from that district opposed it. Real progressives would not do that to a majority-minority Hispanic community because it is the definition of environmental racism. (2)
@mgranville1 Second, Sanders’s argument was federalism??? Really?

He should look at an election map of Texas. Here is one from 2008.

The nuclear waste dump was to be placed in Sierra Blanca, a majority, low-income Hispanic community in the blue county in far West Texas on the map. (3)
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