COVID-19 is shining a harsh light on global racial inequality. What many people have tried to ignore for years can no longer be ignored because of how prominent the pandemic has made this problem. Preexisting health conditions of BIPOC can increase their risk of contracting COVID-19. BIPOC are more often in service and essential worker jobs and also have a lack of access to proper healthcare. In minority community there are often language barriers, a lack of resources, a lack of information, increased poverty, crowded housing, and unemployment, which all factor into their higher risk category. Black Americans currently make up 14% of the population, yet account for 41% of COVID related deaths.
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