Coronavirus, Climate Change And How We Can Build A More Equitable America

Co-written by Rev. Leo Woodberry

See if this sounds familiar: A global threat hits people of color especially hard. But powerful individuals and interest groups either downplay the threat or call it a hoax.

And when the evidence that the threat is real becomes overwhelming, claims fly that fixing the problem would cost too much. To quote the president, “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.” So the crisis worsens and its effects multiply, and Black and brown communities suffer most.

We’ve seen this with climate change, and now we’re seeing it with the coronavirus. Consider the intersecting paths of these two global threats, which shine a harsh light on the consequences of systemic racism. Link to article