When the Bough Breaks

Richard David says: “there’s something about growing up as a Black female in the United States that’s not good for your childbearing health.”• What evidence did Dr. Collins and David discover that undercuts genetic explanations for racial disparities in birth outcomes?• Whyis it significant that the daughters of African immigrants had worse birth outcomes than their mothers?• Why do African American mothers– even those with college degrees– have more low birth-weight babies than white American and African immigrant women?