Racism in Healthcare: Why is This Happening to Black and Brown Moms?

L.A. mom Bianca Dickerson Williams, Black Moms At Risk talks about race and misconceptions about socioeconomic status in the delivery room
By: Black Moms At Risk
Bianca Dickerson Williams, BlackMomsAtRisk.com
Bianca Dickerson Williams, BlackMomsAtRisk.com
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 29, 2022 - PRLog -- After years of silence, Bianca Dickerson Williams -- an L.A. mother who suffered catastrophic life-altering injuries at UCLA Medical Center during the delivery of her second child - - began speaking out about her experience. Most recently, she traveled to Washington, DC to tell her story on Capitol Hill. Bianca is now discussing the role of racism in health care and the lack of understanding that all women of color, regardless of their socioeconomic status, are at risk of abuse and mistreatment in the delivery room.

Link to video and transcript below:

Why is This Happening to Black & Brown Moms: Bianca Dickerson Williams explains the role of racism in healthcare.

"I think that one of the things that has been most alarming and eye-opening for me is this notion that this is happening to black and brown women, simply because we are underprivileged, or we're uneducated. We don't have the financial means. We're in a lower socioeconomic bracket. We're on welfare, or we don't have access to good healthcare. And then you have me. I was overly educated. I have a Juris Doctor degree. I had top-of-the-line insurance, a PPO through Blue Cross Blue Shield. I lived in one of the best neighborhoods in the country, and I was at one of the best hospitals in the world. And this still happened to me. And the only thing that is present is the color of my face. And when I really sit in that, and I really think about that, it feels like someone is taking a dagger and stabbing me in my heart, over and over again. I am the confirmation that racism in the healthcare system and disparate impact and implicit bias are ever present in our healthcare system in this country."

Video: Why is This Happening to Black & Brown Moms: Bianca Dickerson Williams explains the role of racism in healthcare (Click to view video at BlackMomsAtRisk.com (https://vimeo.com/739871367/105c188202))

Full Documentary:  Bianca's Story: Black Moms At Risk (https://blackmomsatrisk.com/)

Previous news releases:
-Black Maternal Health Crisis Hits Home for California Woman (https://blackmomsatrisk.com/press-releases/f/black-maternal-health-crisis-hits-home-for-california-woman)
-Bianca Dickerson Williams, Black Moms At Risk Speaks at Congressional Mamas' Caucus Kick-Off in DC (http:///12927395.html)

Website:  BlackMomsAtRisk.com
Email:  BlackMomsAtRisk@gmail.com
Twitter:  @BlackMomsAtRisk (https://twitter.com/BlackMomsAtRisk)

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