UPDATE 12/16: Finding these “studies” is proving very difficult. I cannot wait to see the methodology. If you can get ahold of the texts or find abstracts anywhere, leave me a comment.
No, seriously. And not just that, but racism makes black kids DUMB, too.
“Racism, and its ability to increase the odds that a pregnant mother will deliver her child early, can kill. There is also evidence that racism can alter the capacity for a child to learn and distorts lives in ways that can reproduce inequality, poverty and long-term disadvantage, the studies found.”
Just a few months ago, we found out that White people give blacks ASTHMA by being so racist. Then it was high blood pressure.
So just what magical effect does White racism have on the black uterus?
The story, originally published in the Negro online news outlet “The Root,” says that Nursing researchers at Emory University (a college near Atlanta) found that black women don’t deliver premature babies so much because of their unhealthy, self-destructive prenatal practices or lack of medical attention, but because they have to cope with Whitey’s nonsense. White people, by their very presence, complicate pregnancies for blacks.
“Racism is an incredibly powerful force,” said Elizabeth Corwin, dean of research at Emory University’s Woodruff School of Nursing.”
“Public health researchers and doctors spent years attributing the disproportionate numbers of preterm minority children to elevated poverty, gaps in insurance coverage and limited access to quality prenatal care, said Rowley. But over time, the studies revealed something more complex.
Black women up and down the income and education ladder disproportionately deliver their children too early.
“The research was at first just suggesting, but it’s well-established today, something about living in the United States, something beyond poverty or health insurance coverage and health care access is helping to shape pregnancy outcomes,” Rowley said. “And that something is racism.”