In the newest episode of After the Monuments, hosts Kelli Lemon and Michal Paul Williams of the Richmond Times-Dispatch talk with The New York Times Magazine and 1619 Project contributor Linda Villarosa about her new book, "Under the Skin: Racism, Inequality, and the Health of a Nation."
In the conversation and book, Villarosa shares troubling statistics that college-educated Black mothers are more likely to die, almost die or lose their babies than white mothers who haven’t finished high school.
Villarosa also shares that some of today’s medical texts and instruments still carry fallacious slavery-era assumptions that Black bodies are fundamentally different from White bodies, causing disproportionate suffering.
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And in case you missed it, in last week's episode Lemon and Williams review the events in the nation that have taken place in the two years since the death of George Floyd, including the removal of Confederate monuments and critical race theory.
About After the Monuments
Co-hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Michael Paul Williams and Kelli Lemon, After the Monuments captures the zeitgeist of a nation struggling to move from symbolic to substantive change on racial issues.
The podcast analyzes current events about race through a historical context, examining the ideas of leading Black thinkers over time, and encouraging broader and deeper insights into racial tensions, divisions and reconciliation.
Williams and Lemon, both with the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia, engage with a wide range of guests to bring context, relevance and resonance to events, going well beyond breaking-news headlines.