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CNN Pushes Study Suggesting Black Babies More Likely to Die in Care of White Doctors

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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 11:00 AM
CNN Pushes Study Suggesting Black Babies More Likely to Die in Care of White Doctors

Source: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

You’ve all likely heard the phrase, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Data can easily be manipulated to prove whatever point researchers or analysts want, which appears to be what a study touted by CNN has done regarding survival rates of black and white newborns when cared for by black vs. white physicians.

“Black newborn babies in the US are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely to die when looked after by White doctors, a study finds,” said CNN’s Twitter account, linking to the article.

The study’s authors, CNN reports, suggest hospitals “invest in efforts to reduce such biases and explore their connection to institutional racism.”

But is that really what's going on? No, of course not.