Summit Aims to Boost Black Infant Survival OddsSeptember 25, 2017 |
by LAURA YEUN
ST. PAUL — Even after 15 years, Ruth Richardson still remembers a prenatal visit to the doctor that left her outraged. It was her second pregnancy, and a white physician made a startling assumption about her.
“He looked at my arm and asked me, ‘How long have you been an IV drug user?'” she recalled. “That caught me a little off guard, and he said, ‘Well, you have track marks on your arm.'”