“In times like these where we see our nation on the cusp of reckoning social and racial injustices, we still endure implicit bias from our colleagues who are insensitive to what is said about the hurtful and ugly past of this country’s treatment of African Americans,” Pittman said. “Slavery is not something we should compare to anything in the year 2021 unless we discuss the spirit of superiority over women and people of color.
“We continue as policymakers to chip away at the rights of women to choose proper health care for themselves, and now we are hearing our colleagues compare these issues of slavery which also limited the rights of Black women by not allowing them to have a choice not to have children by their slave masters.”
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