Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality
In every state, rates of maternal mortality are higher for Black women than white women. Black and Native American women are also two-to-three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women. In New Jersey, maternal mortality rates for Black women are almost quadruple those for white women.
Racial Disparities in Women’s Representation in State Legislatures in the United States
Women of color now represent almost one-third of voting-age women, but are not represented at equal rates in state legislatures. There are no Native American women legislators in 37 states and the District of Columbia. There are no Black women legislators in Vermont, Hawaii, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Montana.