Is Inequality Making Us Sick?: COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on African American, Latinx, and Indigenous communities
Thursday, June 18, 2020
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST
Presented through Zoom
Early data indicate that members of indigenous, African American, and Latinx communities are disproportionately represented in positive COVID-19 cases and deaths. This session discusses the role of structural inequities in health care, employment, and housing and its impact on minoritized communities in the age of COVID-19.
Adani Sanchez, Client Services Coordinator, Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Rana Hogarth, Assistant Professor, History
Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor, African American Studies, Sociology
Shanondora Billiot, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
This seminar is part of Racializing COVID-19: A Series About the Intersections of Race and COVID-19
This multi-part series explores racism, fear, xenophobia, and scapegoating during pandemics and times of wide-spread uncertainty. It will also discuss how structures and practices perpetuate inequities and why already marginalized groups are at greater risk of further marginalization as the COVID-19 fight rages on. The series will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of experts to explore these issues, their origins, and the societal implications if these issues continue unabated.