COVID-19 Social Justice Resources
Impacts of COVID-19 on Ethnic Minority, Indigenous, and Low-Income Communities
Compiled by Dr. Beverly Ward (Ascending, by date)
Urban residents in states hit hard by COVID-19 most likely to see it as a threat to daily life, Bradley Jones, 20 Mar 2020, Pew Research Center Fact Tank, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/20/urban-residents-in-states-hit-hard-by-covid-19-most-likely-to-see-it-asa-threat-to-daily-life/.
Native American Tribes Face Critical Shortages of COVID-19 Test Kits, Protective Gear, Cecily Hilleary, Voice of America (VOA), 21 Mar 2020, https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/native-american-tribes-face-critical-shortages-covid-19-test.
Hispanics more likely than Americans overall to see coronavirus as a major threat to health and finances. Jens Manuel Krogstad, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center Fact Tank, 24 Mar 2020, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/24/hispanicsmore-likely-than-americans-overall-to-see-coronavirus-as-a-major-threat-to-health-andfinances/.
Native Americans Fight Multiple COVID-19 Crises. N. Jamiyla Chisholm, 30 Mar 2020, Colorlines, https://www.colorlines.com/articles/native-americans-fight-multiple-covid-19-crises.
Native American Communities And COVID-19: How Foundations Can Help, Heidi A. Schultz, Health Affairs Blog, 31 Mar 2020, https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200331.659944/full/.
Why Don’t We Know Who the Coronavirus Victims Are? Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic, 1 Apr 2020, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/stop-looking-away-race-covid-19-victims/609250/.
U.S. Latinos among hardest hit by pay cuts, job losses due to coronavirus. Jens Manuel Krogstad, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Luis Noe-Bustamante, Pew Research Center Fact Tank, 3 Apr 2020, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/03/u-s-latinos-among-hardest-hitby-pay-cuts-job-losses-due-to-coronavirus/.
Indian Country faces higher risks, lack of resources in COVID-19 fight, Stephanie Ebbs and Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 3 Apr 2020, https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/indiancountry-faces-higher-risks-lack-resources-covid/story?id=69957760.
College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are. Nicholas Casey, The New York Times, 4 Apr 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/politics/coronavirus-zoom-college-classes.html.
‘Staying Away From Grandma’ Isn’t An Option In Multigenerational Homes. Cara Anthony, Kaiser Health News, 6 Apr 2020, https://khn.org/news/multigenerational-households-socialdistancing-at-home-coronavirus/.
What the Racial Data Show. Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic, 6 Apr 2020, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-exposing-our-racial-divides/609526/.
Impacts of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority, Indigenous, and Low-Income Communities Why some people of color say they won't wear homemade masks. Fernando Alfonso III, CNN, 7 Apr 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/face-masks-ethnicity-coronavirus-cdc-trnd/index.html.
Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized with Laboratory-Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1–30, 2020. Shikha Garg, Lindsay Kim, Michael Whitaker, et alia, Centers for Disease Control Prevention Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report, 8 Ap 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6915e3.
'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19, Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian, 8 Apr 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/08/its-aracial-justice-issue-black-americans-are-dying-in-greater-numbers-from-covid-19.
Millennials Are Getting Stung by Back-to-Back Global Crises. Catherine Bosley, Max Reyes, and Jeff Green, Bloomberg, 8 Apr 2020, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/millennials-are-getting-stung-by-back-to-back-economic-crises.
Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments. Katie Lobosco, CNN, 8 Apr 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/politics/americans-left-outcovid-stimulus-payments/index.html.
Pollution made COVID-19 worse. Now, lockdowns are clearing the air. Beth Gardiner, National Geographic, 8 Apr 2020, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/pollutionmade-the-pandemic-worse-but-lockdowns-clean-the-sky/.
Public transit's death spiral. Kim Hart, Axios, 8 Apr 2020, https://www.axios.com/coronaviruspublic-transportation-subway-bus-ridership-9f039bd9-459b-45f9-954c-b26380a037dc.html.
Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Disproportionate Coronavirus Infections. Jordan Davidson, Eco Watch, 9 Apr 2020, https://www.ecowatch.com/black--hispanic-americanscoronavirus-2645677258.html.
'A disastrous situation': mountains of food wasted as coronavirus scrambles supply chain. Susie Cagle, The Guardian, 9 Apr 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/uscoronavirus-outbreak-agriculture-food-supply-waste
The inequality virus: how the pandemic hit America's poorest, Chris McGreal, The Guardian, 9 Apr 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/america-inequality-laid-barecoronavirus.
Opinion: Coronavirus is not some great leveller: it is exacerbating inequality right now. Owen Jones, The Guardian, 9 Apr 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/09/coronavirus-inequality-managers-zoom-cleaners-offices.
Who gets hospitalized for Covid-19? Report shows differences by race and sex. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 9 Apr 2020, https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/09/hospitalized-covid-19-patients-differences-by-race-and-sex/.