Really unbelievable and troubling stats in this piece from the NYT Magazine: Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis. “Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants … a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. In one year, that racial gap adds up to more than 4,000 lost black babies. Education and income offer little protection. In fact, a black woman with an advanced degree is more likely to lose her baby than a white woman with less than an eighth-grade education.”