The Coronavirus Lays Bare Racial Inequities

Eve Ellis, Junior – Duke Ellington School of the Arts, WDC  Winter/Spring 2020

People of color, particularly African-descended, are more likely to get coronavirus and more likely to die from the Covid-19 disease.  That’s because they are more likely to be poor, have underlying conditions and jobs that required them to work onsite during the lockdown.  UJW’s Eve Ellis finds centuries of systematic racism is at the root of the problem…

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