LEARNING AREA: Racial Equity
The Reckoning: When a Pandemic Collides with Systemic Racism
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Black Americans are now experiencing two simultaneous devastating impacts of systemic racism on their health and wellbeing: coronavirus, which has hit Black communities harder and more destructively than it has many other communities, and the continuous epidemic of racially motivated systemic violence against Black lives. Drawing on interviews with leaders and forward-thinkers in Greater Boston’s Black community, this feature delves into the health and wellbeing issues and system conditions surrounding these intersecting threats to Black communities in Greater Boston and beyond.