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Racism and Inequality in the Face of COVID-19: Viruses Don’t Discriminate, But We Do
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Racism and Inequality in the Face of COVID-19: Viruses Don’t Discriminate, But We Do

The COVID-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people. While no one is immune to this pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest due to long-standing racial inequality in the United States.

Danyelle Solomon, vice president of Race and Ethnicity Policy at the Center for American Progress, participated in a webinar hosted in partnership with the Century Foundation. A description of the event is included below:

The COVID-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people. While no one is immune to this pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest due to long-standing racial inequality in the United States. COVID-19 is not only highlighting inequality in America, it is exacerbating entrenched racial and ethnic disparities that have been in our society for centuries. Join leading national experts in an engaging dialogue on actions that can be taken to address racism and inequality during the pandemic.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Century Foundation. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Danyelle Solomon

Vice President, Race and Ethnicity Policy