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Racial Justice and Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Sabeel Rahman

K. Sabeel Rahman
Dr. Peniel Joseph
Race and Democracy

There have been devastating reports of disproportionate rates of death in Black communities as a result of COVID-19. Racial capitalism and structural racism are to blame.

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the United States, it is building on top of the preexisting inequalities and inequities of racism in America. This crisis, along with racial capitalism and structural racism, exploits and leaves behind Black and brown communities.

Black and brown communities are more likely to work on the front lines of this crisis; more likely to have been exposed to the pollution that fuels preexisting health issues; but less likely to have access to testing, economic relief, and health care.

Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman and Dr. Peniel Joseph discuss the racial impact of the coronavirus on the latest episode of Race and Democracy podcast.

For more, listen to this episode of Race and Democracy