I am referring to structural racism across the lifecourse, manifest in the spatialization of 'place'- where we live, learn, work, place.
- urban health system facility locations often disadvantage US-born Black communities
- #EnvironmentalRacism social sorting in space = marginalized bear disproportionate exposures
- miscarriages (air pollution - associated w/ proximity to highway construction in historically Black n'hoods)
- preterm birth & low birth weight (lead, arsenic, ... in water, soil)
But I'd emphasize that the disadvantages begin well before the first pre-natal appointment #ObstetricRacism
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