Friday, May 1, 2015

Black Lives Matter, Part 2

In yesterday's StarTribune, a study was published which showed infant death rates in Minnesota by maternal ethnicity.  Here are the amount of infant deaths per 1,000 live births for the period 2006 - 2010:

  • Asian - 9.1
  • Hispanic 4.9
  • White 4.3
  • Native American 9.1
  • Total 5.1
  • Black 9.8
Black babies die at two times the rate of all other babies born in Minnesota.  Two times.  Yet, despite this fact, and despite these preventable deaths, there will be no rallies, no protests, and no hastags.

Black lives matter, huh?  Prove it.

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