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Black Americans feeling the brunt of America's intentionally shitty COVID response

- Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:28:53 EST L8xwP3Jm No.184265
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Never change, AmeriKKKa
>The COVID-19 global pandemic is a nightmare unfolding before our eyes that could have devastating impacts that Black Americans could feel most acutely. With scarce testing, health care workers and ventilators, combined with a pattern of red state governors ignoring science and placing profits above people, there are signs that Black communities across the country are bearing the brunt of an inept federal response and unjust health care system unprepared to handle the surge of COVID-19 patients.

>This, of course, doesn’t have to be the case, but government failure and systemic racism means far too many Black people, especially in the South, will lose their lives unless government leaders immediately course correct from the predictable and alarming outcomes ahead.

>Preliminary data show high case counts among Black residents in emerging hotspots, including New Orleans, New York, Detroit, Milwaukee, Charlotte and Albany, Georgia. There are also reports from cities, including St. Louis and Nashville, that predominantly Black neighborhoods have been slow to receive testing sites and equipment compared to white, affluent areas.

>White “America” pretends once again to be surprised by the emerging facts that African Americans are disproportionately bearing the brunt of the coronavirus assault. But why should anyone be surprised? African Americans make up a disproportionate number of the 87 million people in the U.S. who are under-insured or lack health insurance, who occupy the lowest paid jobs, jobs today deemed “essential.” It is in our communities where the toxic waste dumps are located, the petroleum processing companies, the hog farms, garbage dumps, the buildings with lead paint and asbestos, and the highways pumping out millions of tons of pollution every day.

>And it is in our communities that, before gentrification, over the last 40 years, governments under the pressure of neoliberal austerity cut budgets and services. It was in our communities, both urban and rural, where the hospitals and clinics were closed, the sewer and sanitation deteriorated and something as basic to life as water was commodified, contaminated and often cut off.

>While the data is still incomplete and factors contributing to the spread of the coronavirus are not yet fully understood, some experts caution against interpreting the racial disparity as caused by race itself. “It can make sense to point to race as a proxy for other causal factors, such as greater rates of poverty and poorer access to health care,” said Adolph Reed, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. But Reed warned of the danger of “neatly tying up the specific epidemiological factors for coronavirus or other bad health outcomes with the ribbon of race.”

>“Insofar as people insist on race as the framework, then it clouds what the causal mechanisms are,” said Reed. Race correlates with poverty, a lack of sick leave, exposure to pollution, jobs that leave employees exposed to the coronavirus, and a need to take subways and buses, which can be a source of exposure.
Albert Cevinggold - Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:52:08 EST 6QrNp7Wp No.184274 Reply
This is something we see across the world. Marginalized groups are getting the brunt of the spread.
Eugene Hezzlebanks - Sat, 18 Apr 2020 13:43:17 EST 4sa4z4pO No.184402 Reply
I have no doubt that a good many people see this virus as a convenient way to do some passive ethnic cleansing.
Basil Fuckinghood - Sat, 18 Apr 2020 17:33:09 EST +ckblP9v No.184408 Reply
It's not like this virus attacks specific races, can we put our thinking caps together and think of WHY this happens really or is it racist to say "Inner-city black people will not heed the warnings" redneck trump supporting white trash don't heed the warnings either, so it's not a race thing. It's a culture thing. It's a class mentality thing.
Priscilla Wellerspear - Sat, 18 Apr 2020 17:40:54 EST wLcCGmEc No.184409 Reply
I haven't heard that since I was a teenager.

I think you will find that lack of access to health services stratifies by wealth first, then race.
Samuel Blatherwill - Sat, 18 Apr 2020 19:08:59 EST tlilhxRg No.184413 Reply
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And in the United States of SIEGHEIL, wealth is stratified by "race".
Edward Gimblekot - Sat, 18 Apr 2020 20:13:16 EST GW1axdWk No.184416 Reply
>can we put our thinking caps together and think of WHY this happens
The OP has paragraphs explaining exactly why. You're pretending to illiterate just so you can say "they dum lol" and ignore the obvious real reasons.
Nicholas Fomblechit - Fri, 24 Apr 2020 00:38:40 EST /koWgFFp No.184662 Reply
Virus doesn't discriminate but you can stack the odds by having essential workers be in the frontline.
Ebenezer Sunkinfield - Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:05:47 EST ZuHCFVPi No.184670 Reply
What they did in Michigan was at certain testing centers is, now you can get the test without demonstrating symptoms. This happened less than a week after they brought on a task force to investigate the racial disparity. The testing centers were turning away black people 2 or 3 times regardless of symptoms and they were spreading it in their community. This is a real life example of why other people being racist directly impacts you.
Augustus Dicklebone - Fri, 24 Apr 2020 18:32:56 EST KqxG3UYd No.184679 Reply
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some of you are alright. Don't appropriate zoomer culture and eat tide pods, okay?
User is currently banned from all boards
Wesley Noblingbury - Sat, 25 Apr 2020 18:51:07 EST mSqeIz7v No.184690 Reply
Wow great memes! The memes on this website suck, let's all go back to where you got those and never come here again.
Eliza Pucklefield - Sat, 25 Apr 2020 19:40:58 EST snQLimnZ No.184692 Reply
I unironically enjoyed them but the posts they were attached to I found lacking, almost as much as yours but slightly better because they illustrated it.

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