Patent Racism - NPR

Below is a recording of an NPR Planet Money episode (June 12, 2020) called “Patent Racism” that you may find intriguing. It is an interesting, concrete example of systemic racism at work. 

PBS - COVID-19 may not discriminate based on race — but U.S. health care does

Health officials have stressed that novel coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on race or ethnicity. But disparities long present in the U.S. medical system are now driving what some call a crisis within a crisis: black and brown communities across the country are being hit harder, and with fewer resources to save them. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Uché Blackstock of Advancing Health Equity.

When COVID-19 Comes to Africa

 

Black people in Louisiana make up 70% of the deaths in all known coronavirus patients in the state, while only representing about 32% of the population. 

That's according to Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health, who released new statistics on the racial break down of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. 

Racial disparities in Louisiana's COVID-19 death rate reflect systemic problems

Black people in Louisiana make up 70% of the deaths in all known coronavirus patients in the state, while only representing about 32% of the population. 

That's according to Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health, who released new statistics on the racial break down of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. 

'Too many white people in here': race row at US college

A viral video showing a black student at the University of Virginia asking white students to leave the campus diversity centre has sparked a debate over race.

"Frankly, there's just too many white people in here," the student says in the clip posted on Wednesday.

The incident has divided students and commentators on Twitter.