Racial (Hyper)tension

Race has been a theme underpinning almost every major American story, and Covid19 will be no exception. “Black Chicagoans account for half of all coronavirus cases in the city and more than 70% of deaths, despite making up 30% of the population. Other cities with large black populations, including Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans and New York, have become coronavirus hotspots.” Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighborhoods.

+ ProPublica: No, the coronavirus is not an ‘equalizer.’ Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates.

+ In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black.

+ WaPo: Covid-19 is ravaging black communities. A Milwaukee neighborhood is figuring out how to fight back.

+ Why some people of color say they won’t wear homemade masks: Quote of the day: “I want to stay alive but I also want to stay alive.”

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