Updated: Jul 6, 2020
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Over the course of this past year while building this website to fight climate change and save our environment, the focus of our nation has abruptly changed. Addressing the national mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing economic disaster and, in the last month since the police killing of George Floyd, police brutality have become central. There is but one thread that binds these human crises together at the same time: systemic racism.
Black, Latino and Indian communities suffer disproportionately four and five times the COVID-19 hospitalization rates compared to non-Hispanic white populations.
Key Findings in COVID-19 research released earlier this month finds that Black Americans have suffered 65.8 deaths per 100,000 population while white Americans have experienced 28.5 deaths per 100,000.
Black and brown unemployment and the accompanying loss of health insurance ranges consistently higher than white unemployment throughout our nation. Not only are blacks disproportionately harassed, arrested and imprisoned by police forces throughout our country, they are also killed out in the open before the world in front of smartphone cameras disproportionately and in greater numbers.