Warren: ‘Prejudice’ Why Black Women Have More Health Issues

At the “She the People Democratic Presidential Forum” in Texas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the reason black women have more maternal health problems is because of medical personnel’s “prejudice.”

Warren said what the federal government does is “ultimately about our values” and that includes “how it treats its mamas and its babies. We have failed our babies exactly in the way you talk about,” Warren added, then went on to say that those failures affect all black women regardless of their education or income.

“And the best studies that I’m seeing put it down to just one thing — prejudice,” she continued. “That doctors and nurses don’t hear African-American women’s medical issues the same way that they hear the same things from white women.”