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Old 12-05-2019, 06:30 AM
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Posted in the "controversial law enforcement" thread, but also fits here, IMO:

https://twitter.com/jlegewie/status/1202331879615193088

"...in utero exposure to police killings of unarmed Blacks within 1-3 km of mother's residence substantially reduces the birth weight of Black infants by 50-80g"

and

"...no effect for police killings of armed Black or white and Hispanic victims on infant health suggesting that stress and anxiety related to perceived injustice and discrimination might explain this finding"

This data supports a hypothesis I've suggested for a long time -- broad societal injustice against black people, even if it's just in the "background", decreases the chances for black people to thrive. In other words, being black in America is harmful to one's health.