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Public-funded CA ads warn black mothers-to-be that racism may hurt their babies

Added 05-16-21 12:18:07am EST - “Officials in San Diego have caused controversy by putting up tax-payer funded billboards that warn expectant mothers of color that they face health complications due to racism, according to a repor?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Public-funded CA ads warn black mothers-to-be that racism may hurt their babies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Officials in San Diego have caused controversy by putting up tax-payer funded billboards that warn expectant mothers of color that they face health complications due to racism, according to a report.

The advertisements reads, “Our Black babies are nearly 60% more likely to be premature due to discrimination,” and “Racism hurts your baby long before they’re born.”

However, some observers say that the billboards overstate the effects of racism and may discourage people from seeking medical help, according to Fox News.

“The big lie is that somehow America is filled with racism — when in fact, America has made so much progress on that issue,” Carl DeMaio, a former Republican San Diego City Council member turned radio host, told Fox News. “It’s truly something to celebrate.”

The chairman of Reform California, a conservative political action committee, said the taxpayer funded billboards send a “dangerous and divisive message,” and should be taken down by the county’s health department.

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