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  • Critics Appalled Trump Adviser Compared Gun-Packing White Guys To Rosa Parks

    The Huffington Post

    He calls the protesters he's egging on, modern-day Rosa Parks. Here’s what you need to know.Everything you need to know about coronavirus and griefThe HuffPost guide to working from homeWhat coronavirus questions are on your mind right now?

  • Sarat: Why the US Supreme Court made Wisconsin vote during the coronavirus crisis

    The Palm Beach Post

    That ruling solidified the court's role in protecting voters' free access to cast their ballots. Ohio claimed it used that failure as a rough way of identifying voters who may have moved and tried to get them to verify their residence by mailing them a postcard. With a federal judiciary no longer willing to protect Americans' right to vote, it is left to the people themselves to do so by voting for candidates who pledge to protect the franchise.

  • Novel coronavirus doesn't discriminate, but legacy of racism creates harsher consequences for black people

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    And then this virus is reminding us of the ways in which structural racism and inequality infect multiple areas of people's lives. During slavery, which occurred over centuries, black people had no access to health care or wealth. Racialized health disparities have been both persistent and profound, despite advances in health care technology.

  • Report questions Albany's commitment to community policing

    Albert Lea Tribune (Minn.)

    ...residents' widespread mistrust of the police department and district attorney's office, the Center for Law and Justice issued a report earlier this month, questioning top city officials' commitment to community policing. The report catalogs the tenures of District Attorney David Soares, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Eric Hawkins, and Common Council President Corey Ellis as well as how they've responded to various policing issues. The center's report also asks them to commit to...

  • Racial bias in health care hurts patients. But that can change.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    The disease is notoriously difficult for any patient and family to manage. Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill found that money, education, and insurance status make no difference in blood-sugar control among children with type 1 diabetes. The doctor later ordered her a continuous glucose monitor, which automatically tracks blood-sugar levels and can make managing diabetes much easier _ if you know how to use it.

  • Asian Pacific Islander organizations issue statement against hate, discrimination amid COVID-19

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Pacific Islanders made up 12 percent of San Diego County's population in 2018, according to the San Diego Association of Governments. There are an estimated 30,000 Asian and Pacific Islander-owned businesses in the county, according to the Asian Business Association of San Diego. Accounts of hate crimes captured on social media were mounting in the early months of the pandemic, and a rally was held in San Francisco to protest prejudice and racial profiling against Asian Americans.

  • Racist Trump Ad Falsely Implies Ex-Washington Governor Is Chinese Government Official

    The Huffington Post

    Gary Locke is as American as the day is long. Trump rewriting history as if he effectively responded to the virus is utter garbage. I’m proud of the great contributions that China has made to world civilization over thousands of years.

  • EDITORIAL: The racial toll of coronavirus pandemic

    San Francisco Chronicle

    The cases are painting a picture of a fractured society that harbors institutional racism. That means the pandemic has a neatly designed pathway into a vulnerable population. For now there's a push to disclose the racial makeup of pandemic victims to steer testing and treatment to prime trouble spots.

  • Coronavirus cases, deaths should be consistently tracked by race, ethnicity | Editorial

    Sun Sentinel

    In Broward, for example, there were 1,886 confirmed cases, but 641 cases, or 34 percent, were classified as “unknown� race or ethnicity. Blacks account for 40 percent of Michigan’s coronavirus deaths. Collecting complete demographic data must be prioritized as the spread of the disease intensifies if we are to correct any disparities now, in real time.

  • Coronavirus cases, deaths should be consistently tracked by race, ethnicity | Editorial

    The Baltimore Sun

    In Broward, for example, there were 1,886 confirmed cases, but 641 cases, or 34 percent, were classified as “unknown� race or ethnicity. Blacks account for 40 percent of Michigan’s coronavirus deaths. Collecting complete demographic data must be prioritized as the spread of the disease intensifies if we are to correct any disparities now, in real time.

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