This pandemic has not fallen equally across society. It has magnified crises that have always existed for Black and brown people. Now, more than ever, we need long-term solutions to these longstanding inequities.
This crisis will not be resolved soon. But Black and brown families, in particular, cannot survive a middling, incremental response. We need radical, unprecedentedly bold, race-forward ideas to bring immediate aid to communities on the brink of death and collapse. In the coming weeks, we need to bring that relief by addressing 5 core problems at the root of the current crisis.
Credit reports and scores control access to public goods people need. Yet, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, remaking the nation’s credit reporting system is not the top concern.