I want meaningful justice reform. I also worry about the health effects of these protests | Curio

I want meaningful justice reform. I also worry about the health effects of these protests

6 mins | Jun 6, 2020

Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at nearly three times the rate of white Americans. "As protests rage in cities throughout the United States, the world sees our country's pain and desire for justice. Like everyone else, I worry about whether there will be meaningful criminal-justice reform and what we will do to finally address institutional racism. But I also worry about something else: the direct health effects of the uprisings. My worry is greatly magnified by the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 — a crisis with which the ongoing protests are deeply intertwined." Leana S. Wen, writing in The Washington Post, on the harsh reality many people face.

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From The Washington Post