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Latinx Unemployment Is Highest of All Racial and Ethnic Groups for the First Time on Record

Latinx Unemployment Is Highest of All Racial and Ethnic Groups for the First Time on Record

| July 5 2020

By Natalie Spievack, Jorge González, Steven Brown Since the national emergency declaration for COVID-19, more than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance, and economic forecasts place the United States on the path to...

Letter by 25 Black Environmental Leaders Demands an End to Systemic Racism in the Environmental Sector

Letter by 25 Black Environmental Leaders Demands an End to Systemic Racism in the Environmental Sector

| July 1 2020

By Miranda Larbi Systemic racism fuels just about every institution and sector of Western society. Our cities were built with slavery money, schools are rife with discrimination and social media is a hotbed of whitewashing and blatant...

Toolkit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Toolkit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

| July 1 2020

National Museum of African American History and Culture "Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation." Talking About Race (Toolkit) -...

Reimagining an Antiracist America—Starting with Our Neighborhoods

Reimagining an Antiracist America—Starting with Our Neighborhoods

| July 1 2020

By Margery Austin Turner, Solomon Greene The past several weeks and months have made painfully apparent the ways in which structural racism destroys lives and livelihoods and holds us back as a nation. We have seen communities of color ravaged by...

Black Americans experience deadly stress as a pandemic and violent racism collide, experts say

Black Americans experience deadly stress as a pandemic and violent racism collide, experts say

Articles | June 30 2020

By Patrice Gaines Protests over the killing of George Floyd have pushed to the forefront a particular fact long known by medical professionals: Racism kills, and it may be the main cause of health disparities between whites and Blacks. In a recent...

The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative Toolkits Now Released

The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative Toolkits Now Released

Announcements, Articles | June 26 2020

We are excited to announce the Health Opportunity and Equity Initiative’s newly published blog from Health Affairs, which features our analysis of data on COVID-19 and health equity in Arizona, Maryland, and Wisconsin. On June 25, HOPE also...

The COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity To Build A Fairer, Healthier Nation

The COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity To Build A Fairer, Healthier Nation

Articles, Publications | June 26 2020

By Nadia J. Siddiqui, Dennis P. Andrulis, Derek A. Chapman, Kimberly Wilson, Beth Jacob, Gail C. Christopher, Naima Wong Croal As Americans struggle with the protracted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly difficult to avoid some...

Opinion: Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways

Opinion: Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways

Articles | June 26 2020

By Matthew Fleischer Across the country, Confederate monuments are tumbling. Museums are stripping effigies of racist presidents past. Here in Los Angeles, indigenous activists toppled a statue of Junipero Serra, a canonized saint who founded the...

What Is Owed: Without Economic Justice, There Can Be No True Equality

What Is Owed: Without Economic Justice, There Can Be No True Equality

Articles | June 25 2020

By Nikole Hannah-Jones Black Americans protesting the violation of their rights are a defining tradition of this country. In the last century, there have been hundreds of uprisings in black communities in response to white violence. Some have...

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19

Articles | June 23 2020

By Claudia Wallis COVID-19 is cutting a jarring and unequal path across the U.S. The disease is disproportionately killing people of color, particularly Black Americans, who have been dying at more than twice the rate of white people. In some...