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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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