Introducing a relief fund for black and brown communities, former NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick claims “Structural racism makes Black & Brown ppl more likely to die from #COVID19.”
Structural racism makes Black & Brown ppl more likely to die from #COVID19. We’ve launched the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to directly impact the disproportionate effect #coronavirus is having on our communities. #WeGotUs
From the “Know your rights camp” website:
HOW IS STRUCTURAL RACISM CAUSING DISPROPORTIONATE OUTCOMES FOR BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE DURING THIS PANDEMIC?
Black and Brown people are less likely to own homes and are more likely to live in densely populated areas limiting their ability to practice social distancing.
Black and Brown people work service jobs at a much higher rate than white people. This leads to higher social interaction and increases their likelihood of being exposed to the virus.
Black and Brown people are less likely to own cars and more likely to use public transportation meaning exposure to more people in smaller areas.