Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Twitter: @LtGovGilchrist
More than 40% of coronavirus deaths in Michigan have been Black residents, yet our state’s Black population is only 14%. That’s why I’m leading the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to tackle this injustice now and in the future. #StandTALL pic.twitter.com/E7d68Xjkhy
— Garlin Gilchrist II (@LtGovGilchrist) April 9, 2020
For information about how you can help during this pandemic, go to Michigan.gov/FightCovid19
Essential thread on the disparate impact COVID-19 is having on Black Americans:
Black journalists have repeatedly asked for race-inclusive data on coronavirus but people keep wondering why we want to inject race into a global pandemic.
Here's a list of reasons:
— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) April 5, 2020
Stacey Patton at The Washington Post: The pathology of American racism is making the pathology of the coronavirus worse
Leilani Jordan, a grocery worker, died at age 27 from Covid-19. She said her store provided neither gloves, nor hand sanitizer.
She continued working because she wanted to help people. Her mother received Leilani's last paycheck: it was just $20.64.https://t.co/41wtF8tzF9
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) April 12, 2020
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and David Williams at U.S. News & World Report: Being Black Is Bad for Your Health
Robert Samuels at The Washington Post: Covid-19 is ravaging black communities. A Milwaukee neighborhood is figuring out how to fight back.
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Also from Jordan:
I’ve started a new newsletter called Pandemic Stories in order to create a living history of this unprecedented time, which I believe will be a watershed moment for our nation (for better or worse). The virus has impacted literally everyone and I want to ensure that we capture and remember as many people’s stories as possible. Americans are great at pushing forward and protecting, but it’s absolutely essential we remember everything we can; everyone’s story deserves to be told, and we can’t learn from history if we don’t record it.
There are already a number of sweet (and bittersweet) stories published in the newsletter, which will be sent out several times a week. The stories will make you smile, laugh, feel some real outrage, and connect with people across the country at a time when we feel so isolated. I’d be honored if you’d subscribe, which you can do by clicking HERE.
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