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The US medical system is still haunted by slavery

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Published: 1 week ago
Black women's history matters in medicine.

Read ProPublica's feature piece on how the US is the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth, and racial disparities in maternal mortality make it even worse for women of color: https://www.propublica.org/article/nothing-protects-black-women-from-dying-in-pregnancy-and-childbirth And they're seeking your help in understanding the problem. If you nearly died during pregnancy or know someone who died due to childbirth related causes, check out this page for more information: http://propub.li/2Ae5RMi

At 0:54, a previous version of this chart mistakenly said "deaths per 1,000 live births," but it is "100,000" instead. The error has been fixed.

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this is depressing

41 minutes from now

Why can't white people understand this is not OK and is not trying to guilt trip us, we need to grow up and get over ourselves.

2 hours ago

These practices were horrifying! On another note, we need more black doctors and health care professionals.

4 hours ago

I give that statue in Central Park a year before it's taken down, thanks to this video!

4 hours ago

Gosh this makes me sad. But I'm glad I watched it. This encourages me to think more critically of the people we praise as American heroes.

4 hours ago

Black people are also given less treatment when it comes to pain. Look who is suffering an Opioid Pill epidemic.

4 hours ago

Its super annoying when people say so much nasty things about black people in the comments. Like; Black people "always" call each other the N word, they did a lot of nasty things that the future will see. Blablabla . I dont use the N word i know that a lot of other black pleople use it but not everyone, and its their decision if they want to use it or not. (Why do you even care) Sorry if my English sucks.

4 hours ago

The information is very interesting as is the whole history. By now I have high expectations when it comes to the production value of vox' video's, but this one wasn't as good as it usually is. Marking 'children' on a paper about racial disparities.. doesn't really contribute much to the visualisation.

5 hours ago

I feel so sorry I feel pain they went through.

5 hours ago

Whoever wrote the script totally listened to hidden brain

5 hours ago

This is why the drug epidemic is taking you people to task!!! All I can say is thank you white people for your hate!!! God made sure he turned your evil to good for us!!! We will survive!!! Good luck 👍🏾 you have so much to pay for!!!! No redemption for America!!!

6 hours ago

I’m a black female. Don’t let me die

6 hours ago

This is white privilege staring back at you guys. Understand it, and then help black women and men as allies to defeat it.

6 hours ago

I am so sad and horrified. This makes me want to cry.

7 hours ago

This is so heartbreaking

8 hours ago

Lol i dont care, im white

8 hours ago

Can't see a way out of this because I don't think I would refuse a medical intervention if I needed it and there was no alternative. At least some research can only proceed on a foundation of cruel exploitation? Discovery may be slowed or even never achieved otherwise? If a nameless stranger, rendered powerless to redress or revenge, suffers to my benefit, I can easily dismiss it from my conscience? If the position had been reversed, if Africa were enslaving Americans, would there be no exploitation?

9 hours ago

I thought this was going to be.race-baity, but it was overall informative with the lot of good evidence to back it up.

9 hours ago

very iffy

14 hours ago

You'd think the opposite would be true in the statistics of African American deaths since the doc was using slaves. It would make sense that they'd live longer since he basically only worked on slaves.

15 hours ago

Pains my heart

16 hours ago

were all the black people in world slaves? were all the slaves in the world black? seriously I don’t know but that seems to be the message I’m getting

17 hours ago

Lol at the people who think the only reason someone would dislike this is because they are racist

17 hours ago

How could they perform these experiments without ant antibiotics and really say black ppl feel less pain when they had to hold them down they were clearly in pain

17 hours ago

If i were black, I would leave the country and return to my home land. The FEMA Camps are empty now, but they won't be for long. They have plans to destroy the lower classes, especially the blacks and mexican people. Run man Run.!

17 hours ago

Oh I can't stand wypipo

19 hours ago

Jewish and anyone in camps in WWII , were also a huge help to health, its sick. So just know its not just african americans. Infact what they got from African americans was not enough, thats one reason WWII went on for so long. Yep, the USA could have stepped in sooner. The point is African Americans are not the only ones that have ever suffered in the usa or as a result of the USA. what about Native Americans? if you are going keep focusing on the past, you should not take sides. Why? Because thats the issue.

19 hours ago

There is also a sordid history of medical experimentation of the disabled and those with mental and/or emotional issues. It breaks my heart to read stories like Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells. It breaks my heart even further to realize that even with the wealth of documentation, this comment section is littered with trolls, deniers, and racist who seem to be allergic to any history lesson that doesn't make them heroes and saviors.

22 hours ago

USA medical knowledge comes from Japan's Unit 731.
They even pardoned all their experiments because they were just that valuable.

23 hours ago

I heard a group of white women talking about how they feel they aren't receiving the best care because they are having biracial babies. Has anyone else experience this?

23 hours ago

My family has that fear too. It’s the strongest with the Spanish only speaking members in my family. I got the full front when I teeth were killing me at their home country. The hospital was completely crowded my grandpa had a stroke and waited 8 hour just to get a bed to lay in and wait. I waited 8 hours just so they could tell me I need a x-ray in a different part of town. Than waited 2-3 hours to get the x-ray. And waited an hour with a ticket to prove I was here before. It was just sore gums from eating the kind of chicken for soup. I don’t eat meat down there unless it’s been cooked for hours over there now. Better than sitting and walking around for hours. I was use to it because of work but it was said to see those that won’t.

23 hours ago

Just to be sure you were paying attention:
Ask yourself why the face of the OPIOID CRISIS is mostly white people? Did racism backfire? Were racist white doctors denying black people pain meds and giving whites all they wanted? Yes, that is what happened. Look it up.
The chickens always come home to roost...

1 day ago

God I'm so glad things have changed

1 day ago

lol sjws love their abortion but a lot of them don't know that the lady invented it hated the blacks

1 day ago

White people of today cant stand to be reminded of how trash the ancestors were lol. Yes, the pits of hell are full of white old men and women

1 day ago

Look at all those racists on the thumbs down button. Revenge is a dish best served up COLD.

1 day ago

cant make an omelet without breaking some eggs.

1 day ago

75% of blacks are born out of wedlock, more blacks are kill for black on black violence, 7:08 " HALF OF THEM WERE BLACK", we already know that slavery was and is wrong and is true that the black ppl were victims but the Jews were too (Dr. Mengele)And they are not using the victim card every two days, life is hard we all know it. Stop this blaming game so spread we ALL can be blame for something,

1 day ago

4:07
I paused
Thought about it
And realised

That's actually a compliment
He openly admitted that our race is stringer than white people😂

(Don't take this seriously)

1 day ago

I still dont feel bad for being white....

1 day ago

26k likes vs 8k dislikes, there are still alot more of us than there are racist pigs....dying species

1 day ago

Yah That dude is evil,even if he Pioneered Gynecology. All white people are evil no matter what(According to Vox and all SJW)

1 day ago

The only way to truly have equality is a civil war.

1 day ago

oh, that's so sad...people like that shoudlnt be praised with statues.

1 day ago

This is a sad story. It is also very common. Some of the most common and seemingly innocent medical treatments were made possible by violence against vulnerable populations.

1 day ago

Well this was a waste of time.

1 day ago

How is it haunted by slavery if nobody even knows about it and it happened in the 1860s. What affect has that had on modern gynecology at all wtf

1 day ago

Wow. I had no idea. I mean, I knew black women were subjected to cruelty, but this is the most in-depth version I've ever heard. Thank you so much for this. This is all great information.

1 day ago

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1 day ago

Did you ever think that maybe the higher death rate in African-American births is because ov the higher birth rate ov African-Americans?

1 day ago
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