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Stop Blaming Black People for Dying of the Coronavirus

Stop Blaming Black People for Dying of the Coronavirus

By Ibram X. Kendi—April 14, 2020 I grew up in the Christian Church, the second son of two ministers. I’m not one for making biblical references about my life, but I can’t say the same about my father. Two weeks ago, Dad likened me to John the Baptist, a voice crying...

Social Distancing Is a Privilege

Social Distancing Is a Privilege

By Charles M. Blow—April 5, 2020 People like to say that the coronavirus is no respecter of race, class or country, that the disease Covid-19 is mindless and will infect anybody it can. In theory, that is true. But, in practice, in the real world, this virus behaves...

Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School

Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School

By Katherine Oung—March 14, 2020 What happens when stereotypes and fear about Covid-19 arrive before the actual disease does? In the video above, Katherine Oung, a 11th grader in Florida, shows what teenagers like her and her friends face as the coronavirus pandemic...