Congresswoman Claims That Reparations Could Have Slowed The Spread Of COVID

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: A commuter at Grand Central uses hand sanitizer as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 16, 2020 in New York City. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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  • “There is no doubt we have been impacted, that DNA in the trajectory of slavery to today. For example, COVID. Black African Americans have gotten COVID at a rate of nearly 1.5 times higher than that of white people, or hospitalized at a rate of nearly four times higher and three times likely to die. COVID hit us very desperately,” Jackson Lee began.
  • “Reparations for African Americans could have cut COVID-19 transmission and infection rates both among blacks and the population at large,” the Texas Congresswoman continued.
  • “Reparations are curative, they’re not punishment. The analysis continued to look at data throughout the nation.”

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