When Discrimination and a Pandemic Collide

April 20, 2020

Cornell Brooks joins HKS PolicyCast to examine how communities of color are disproportionately hit by COVID-19.

The global pandemic has reminded us that vulnerable populations are often an afterthought in our social, political, and economic policies. During his interview with HKS PolicyCast, Brooks tackles how people of color are receiving the short end of the stick, from incarceration and voting rights to health care and employment. "We need effective leadership with respect to the pandemic," Brooks states, "We see in cities across the country the curve is getting worse. Black and brown people are dying faster and at higher rates." 

Listen to the full interview.