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Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America

Why are black women three to four times more likely to die after giving birth than white women? Panelists included Amy Holden Jones, co-creator and showrunner for Fox's "The Resident"; Dr. Karen A. Scott, assistant adjunct professor at UC San Francisco, and project director of the California Birth Equity Collaborative; Monica R. McLemore, assistant professor, School of Nursing, UC San Francisco; and Charles Johnson, founder of 4Kira4Moms Foundation, a nonprofit committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate. Dr. Zoanne Clack, writer and executive producer for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," served as moderator.

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