No Surprise: Pandemic Hits Black and Brown People Extra Hard

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 09: A woman wearing a protective mask is seen in Union Square on March 9, 2020 in New York City. There are now 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in the city including a 7-year-old girl in the Bronx. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

Statistics show that black and brown communities are most affected by COVID-19. For Rainier Harris, the son of an essential worker, he saw it coming. “Every morning when she leaves for work, I feel both pride in knowing how brave my mother is and a bit of sadness as I take into account all the factors that make her chances of getting sick with coronavirus especially high.” Read Rainier’s essay at YR Media.

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