Kaepernick “Structural racism makes Black & Brown people more likely to die from COVID-19”

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 .”

Kaepernick tweeted:

Structural racism makes Black & Brown ppl more likely to die from . We’ve launched the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to directly impact the disproportionate effect is having on our communities.

https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1250800957325299714?s=20

From the “Know your rights camp” website:

HOW IS STRUCTURAL RACISM CAUSING DISPROPORTIONATE OUTCOMES FOR BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE DURING THIS PANDEMIC?

HOUSING

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.

EMPLOYMENT

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.

TRANSPORTATION

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.