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Enduring Racial Disparities Compound COVID-19 Pandemic For African Americans

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The preliminary data on the impact of the coronavirus on Black communities nationwide paints a grim picture.    African Americans are infected with and dying from COVID19 at much higher rates than whites. 

As Blacks bear the brunt of this pandemic, federal and state lawmakers have been criticized for the lack of access to racial data on virus cases and outcomes.  


Today on Midday, how America's enduring history of racial disparities in healthcare has compounded the COVID-19 crisis for African Americans.


Tom is joined by Dorian Spence of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Nikole Hannah Jones, creator of the 1619 Project at the New York Times.

The Lawyers' Committee: Letter to Department of Health and Human Services 




Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)