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Requiring university workers to return to campus disproportionately exposes the very communities that university presidents have already acknowledged are at unequal risk of coronavirus infection. Five professors from around the country say the benefits of higher education on a reopened campus should not be delivered at the expense of the health of the university’s workers, and disproportionately, workers of color.
- June 12, 2020Source: CT Mirror
CT Mirror: Mubarak Soulemane’s mind was racing the day a state trooper shot him seven times. It wasn’t the first time he’d had a manic episode. His family would frequently call the New Haven police to help the 19-year old when he was in emotional distress.
- June 09, 2020Source: Nature
As marchers in the United States and around the world filled the streets this past week to protest against police brutality and racial injustice, Black scientists grieved openly on social media, calling for action on racism in society and in science.
- June 09, 2020Source: Salon
Epidemiologists have raised concerns that the protests against police brutality sweeping the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd may be a "super-superspreader" event.
- June 05, 2020Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic: Limiting the time and space available to protesters—and the rest of the public—puts everyone in more danger.
- June 04, 2020Source: Random Length News
RLN: Open letter advocating for an anti-racist public health response to demonstrations against systemic injustice occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic
- June 04, 2020Source: GQ
GQ: "The fact that so many people have showed up despite COVID-19 is proof of how desperately we all want justice for George."
- June 04, 2020Source: The Nation
The Nation: Going to demonstrations isn’t risk-free, but we have a duty to resist.
- June 03, 2020Source: Yahoo Finance
The coronavirus pandemic has magnified inequities in the health care system and outcomes for minorities, prompting one expert to rail against the “band-aid” that’s preserving a broken status-quo. As racially-tinged protests roil the U.S. — and the COVID-19 toll continues to mount, especially in communities of color — Dr. Howard Forman, a professor of public health and policy at Yale University told Yahoo Finance that officials need to "look at [the problem] more seriously."
- June 01, 2020Source: USA Today
The global health crisis provides an opportunity for the US to reexamine current policies and shift towards a more equitable society.