This Week in Family
Stacey Abrams, a candidate for governor in Georgia, has put forward a plan to help solve one of the most pressing problems for women, particularly black women like herself, in the state—infant and maternal mortality. The Atlantic staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II puts the crisis in context: “If black Georgia were a separate country, it would be one of the riskiest places in the entire Western Hemisphere for new mothers and for infants.” He spoke with Abrams and other black women in the state about the maternal-health crisis and how to fix it.
In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the Atlantic staff writer Emma Green talked with teachers at Jewish schools who are grappling with the realization that some people hate them and their students for their religion. But a local Jewish school isn’t interested in sending a message of fear to its students, she writes, and the students are helping Jewish community members figure how to recover and move forward from the incident.
Although many kids’ apps may seem innocuous, filled with bright colors and loud noises, they actually contain loads of advertising targeted at children ages 5 and under, writes the Atlantic staff writer Joe Pinsker. Researchers characterized the methods that advertisers and app makers use to influence young children as “manipulative and disruptive,” with one scholar even calling the practices “abominable.”