In 1914 Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis observed, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants…”. Today I’d like to shed a bit (I fear inadequate) sunlight on the problem of Black maternal mortality in America. Racism and inequity are common themes in my writing but today I’d like to concentrate on this one aspect of them.
Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” line was one of her least well received of the 2016 election. I thought it was in large part accurate. I cannot think of a more appropriate word to use when describing the actions of 107 Congressional Republicans last week. I feel so strongly about this that at the risk of having a somewhat boring and cumbersome to read article I am naming each one of them herein. As Justice Louis Brandeis famously stated, “Sunshine is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Let’s explore. Continue reading Deplorable Congressional Action