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NYC Detention Rates during COVID-19

Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there have been over 7700 protests across America against incidents of police brutality and systemic racism against black people. These…  

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US

Posted on July 21st, 2020 · Posted in Faculty Associates News, Faculty Journal, Roosevelt House

This series of essays grows out of an online Roosevelt House program broadcast on May 1, 2020 titled “The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial…  

Confronting COVID-19, State Violence and Anti-Blackness: The Endemic Virus of Structural Racism

Posted on July 20th, 2020 · Posted in The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African Americans cannot be understood without comprehending how anti-Blackness continues to shape the contours of their life chances. The legacy of connecting…  

Essential Work, Disposable Lives: Latino Invisibility, Black Lives, and Coalition Politics in the Age of Covid-19

Posted on July 19th, 2020 · Posted in The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19

Introduction In early April 2020, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported that Latinos—people of Latin American ancestry living in the United States—were the hardest hit…  

Ingredients for a Perfect Storm: When Racism, Discrimination and Health Collide – The Case of COVID-19

Posted on July 18th, 2020 · Posted in The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19

On January 21, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus renamed COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States (ABCNews, n.d.). On February 26, 2020, the CDC confirmed the first…  

Asian Americans and COVID-19: What We Still Need to Know about Race and Racial Exclusion in America

Posted on July 17th, 2020 · Posted in The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19

The story of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among Asian New Yorkers highlights how much we still do not know about this population and why we need a comparative lens…  

COVID-19 Amplified: Deconstructing Immigrants’ Vulnerability During Pandemic Times

Posted on July 16th, 2020 · Posted in The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19

As I write this essay, New York City (NYC) has had a momentary reprieve, going from being the undisputed epicenter of COVID-19 to becoming a global hub of public demonstrations…  

The U.S. national energy policy: Does it infringe on life, liberty and property?

Americans have enjoyed profligate lifestyles compared to the rest of the world based on their easy access to enormous amounts of affordable energy.  On a total consumption basis, the U.S….  

The Supreme Court and Second Amendment Challenges

Columbine High School, Littleton, CO. April 20, 1999: thirteen killed; Pulse Night Club, Orlando, FL. July 12, 2016: 49 killed; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland FL. February 14, 2018:…  

Apology v. Apoplexy: Contrasting Rhetoric in Christine Blasey Ford’s and Brett Kavanaugh’s Hearings and Testimonies

Politics was not the only polarizing aspect of the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings on September 26, 2018. Under intense national scrutiny, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh…