A recent report found that people of color were 2.5 times more likely to be policed and punished for violating COVID-19 orders than the white population.
The coronavirus is novel, but the consistently deleterious experiences of Black and Brown people in this country, especially as it relates to health and education, is not.
These diverging jobless rates could only be caused by one thing, said one economic expert: racial discrimination.
As the U.S. death toll approaches 100,000 and confirmed cases of COVID-19 top 1.5 million in the country, there has been no national moment of mourning.
Public health experts say these disparities are the consequence of decades of inequitable access to health insurance, lower quality healthcare, and reduced access to basic social and economic necessities.