The Coronavirus crisis has thrown our nation’s economic disparities into stark relief. This pandemic is pointing up many of our nation’ systemic inequities. In the past few years, many young people have been organizing to press for greater economic justice. But the crisis is causing even more people to think about what we can do, as we rebuild after this crisis, to address economic and racial injustice. In this discussion we will address some of the inequalities that have come to the forefront.
Respond to all of the following questions.
What signs have you seen that inequality is affecting our experience with the coronavirus?
How is the impact different for low-income people than for wealthier people?
What differences have we seen in the impact on Black and brown people versus white people?
What is one wish you have for how things will change once this crisis finally ends and how do you see yourself contributing to that?