Racism and Infant Mortality Rates in Boston

Babies born to Black mothers die at 4x the rate of White infants in the first year of life. Boston Public Health Commission director Barbara Ferrer says racism is the main factor. She explains her reasoning in the slide show below.

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This presentation was produced by Molly Feit and Jesse Costa.
There's more on the topic in this article from EthnicNewz.

This program aired on July 6, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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