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.
Our analysis of 2020 election data shows how COVID exposed the flaws in our current election system and disproportionately affected Black and brown voters in Milwaukee. All cities and counties should take note to pass the necessary policies to protect voters.