Two crises have defined the summer of 2020: escalating police violence and a worsening public health situation. Both have disproportionately targeted communities of color.
While the killing or maiming of people of color by state authorities is far more visible, the extraneous deaths through failures in health care and public health are much more numerous. The privatization of health care and the failed policy decisions by the U.S. government have led to persistent stark racial disparities in health. The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated these problems.Full Article