I’ve talked about how racism is a factor in every part of daily life, and I’ve been challenged on that statement. There’s no way it couldn’t be a factor since we are raised in a racist society and we all carry racist ideas. Becoming antiracist is a daily practice.
In this Scientific American article, Why Racism, Not Race, is a Risk Factor for Dying of Covid 19, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, public health specialist and physician, explains how the effects of historic racism has created the ways in which on Black and brown bodies are more exposed and less protected from Covid-19.
Her analysis is spot on and should be included in discussions on equity and how the Black Lives Matters movement goes forward.
For more information on how American racism began or how anti-black myths shape the way our society functions, register for one of my free webinar previews of my upcoming intensives on what you can do to fight racism and understanding how anti-black mythology influences our beliefs and behaviors.