Covid-19 Is a Wellness Wake-Up Call for Black Men
Black and Brown communities are the last to be considered during a crisis
Black and Brown men aren’t responsible for the pandemic. Not for the inaction and policy failures that allowed Covid-19 to take root in the U.S., not for the lack of access to quality health care in the country, and not for the environmental and health inequities that have led to chronic health conditions.
But as we’ve seen throughout American history — Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 economic crash, the HIV/AIDS pandemic — Black and Brown communities are the last to be considered during a crisis. In the richest country in the world, we’re given scant resources to protect our own health.
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