Structural Racism, Public Health, and Covid-19

Structural Racism, Public Health, and Covid-19

Recent events in the U.S. — from the disproportionate burden of Covid-19 on Black communities to nationwide protests against police brutality — have brought racial inequity to the forefront. While health and policing might seem like separate issues, their disproportionate effect on Black communities illuminates a common root: that of structural racism.