It puzzles me that even though we live in what is * supposedly * the most advanced and modern nation in the world, we lack in so many basic needs when it comes to our parental rights. We are guaranteed almost very little or no parental leave, our insurance rates leave many newbie parents BROKE after welcoming their first child and don’t even get me started on childcare. A lot of couples have to make significant sacrifices to even have children, and it shouldn’t be that way.
And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, I’ve got bad news for you. We already know that we suck when it comes to our country’s infant mortality rate. Yet, new research shows that it’s even worse when you break it down by race. This is truly a deep concern and something needs to be done about it sooner rather than later. Here’s what you need to know.