I’ve been an educator longer than I’ve been a parent and most of my friends are teachers or school administrators. In my many years teaching Pre-K to 12th grade, college age and adjudicated youth — Black History, the month or all year round has been on the back burner and isn’t a priority for most schools across America, and it’s under attack from conservative politicians and being challenged in states like Arkansas.
Covid has revealed that our public school systems need clear, concise state-level guidelines and leadership with regard to equitable policies and implementation of programs. Letting each district and…
Here are the facts: Black infants have 2.3 times the infant mortality rate as white infants and Black women who receive prenatal care — the quality of care notwithstanding — are more likely to lose their babies than white women.
Writer Allison Gaines examines this disparity and failure of the health care system that in 2020 makes giving birth a riskier experience for Black women. And, according to Gaines (and facts/statistics), systemic racism surrounding health care in this country is a threat to Black babies.