Episode 25: The Coronavirus: Locked Up and Locked Out

As the coronavirus aka COVID-19 brings life across many countries to a screeching halt, Amber and Erika discuss the unique ways that this global health crisis impacts Black Americans. We cover it all: health insurance, or lack thereof; implicit biases in the delivery of medical services; underemployment and wage gaps; childcare; access to healthy, affordable food; and even keeping the good ole’ doors of the church open! Tune in to this episode and see how “The Rona” really got us outchea struggling in these inequitable, unjust American streets!

Homework

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Receipts

Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus
Author: Lonnae O’Neal
Date: March 13, 2020

Report: Doctors Are Concerned That Black Communities Might Not Be Getting Access To Coronavirus Tests
Author: Dana Givens
Date: March 24, 2020

‘I Have Bills I Have to Pay.’ Low-Wage Workers Face Brunt of Coronavirus Crisis
Authors: By Eric Morath and Rachel Feintzeig
Date: March 20, 2020

Gig Economy Workers Are Our Newest First Responders
Author: Alissa Quart
Date: March 12, 2020

Most Brown and Black Americans Are Exposing Themselves to Coronavirus for a Paycheck
Author: Chris Moody
Date: March 23, 2020

How Racial Health Disparities Will Play Out in the Pandemic
Author: Julia Craven
Date: March 30, 2020

For vulnerable black communities, the pandemic is a “crisis on top of a crisis”
Author: Khushbu Shah
Date: March 27, 2020

Employers may drop 401(k) matches as companies look to cut expenses
Author: Sarah O’Brien
Date: March 31, 2020

Working from home reveals another fault line in America’s racial and educational divide
Authors: Christian Davenport, Aaron Gregg, Craig Timberg
Date: March 27, 2020

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