Stories tagged: "racial disparity"


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The Risk of Reopening Schools Is Far Greater for Black and Brown Americans

The coronavirus is novel, but the consistently deleterious experiences of Black and Brown people in this country, especially as it relates to health and education, is not.

Wilkin Soto works on a customer at the Castillo Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Trump Thinks the Economy Is Back on Track, But COVID-19 Is Widening the Racial Divide

These diverging jobless rates could only be caused by one thing, said one economic expert: racial discrimination.

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POLL: Black Americans Are 3 Times as Likely as Whites to Know Someone Who Died from COVID-19

As the U.S. death toll approaches 100,000 and confirmed cases of COVID-19 top 1.5 million in the country, there has been no national moment of mourning.

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‘Those Numbers Take Your Breath Away’: Why Black Americans Are Dying From COVID-19 at Alarming Rates

Public health experts say these disparities are the consequence of decades of inequitable access to health insurance, lower quality healthcare, and reduced access to basic social and economic necessities.