There’s rarely ever mention of how the interpersonal, abstract, or ‘subtle’ racism that permeates through society is the seed that fosters the more ‘concrete’ or deadly racism, or why it continues to thrive because of it. This ‘subtle’ abstract racism is the palatable, socially accepted version that is doled out regularly, but it is also just as deadly too.
Over the past several weeks we’ve been seeing data emerge concerning the relation of racial identity to COVID-19 cases and deaths. Across the U.S., communities of color, particularly black communities have been disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus and for many, there’s no surprise. Health disparity has always been a reality, though there is no [...]
We cannot dismantle the systems of racism that in which they operate, without first being introspective in how we may act as a cog in this seemingly ever functioning system.