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The Babies Are Not All Right

Black babies are dying at rates much higher than those for American babies as a whole.

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In the interview, journalist Priska Neely has been writing about the rates of black infant mortality and why they’re so much higher than American infant mortality rates overall. She joins us today to discuss the possible reasons, including community support systems, health care–related problems, and how racism factors into it all.

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