Citation

Skin Tone Matters: Racial Microaggressions and Delayed Prenatal Care

Author:
Slaughter-Acey, Jaime C.; Sneed, Devon; Parker, Lauren; Keith, Verna M.; Lee, Nora L.; Misra, Dawn P.
Publication:
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Year:
2019

Literature posits that discrimination can be a barrier to racial and ethnic minorities’ healthcare use. This study examines the relationship between perceived discrimination in the form of racial microaggressions and delayed prenatal care in African American women. It also investigates whether this relationship is modified by women's shade of skin color owing to societal attitudes and beliefs tied to colorism (also known as skin-tone bias).