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Racial Reckoning: Living Under Twin Pandemics

Listen as a Black woman graduate student reflects on what it means to live as Black people in the U.S. while experiencing twin pandemics. Dealing with COVID and systemic racism at the same time has exacerbated the exhausting reality of Black experiences in the U.S.

You don’t know which one is harder: living through COVID as this health pandemic or state-sanctioned violence or police brutality that has been going on forever

COVID has created a moment of ‘racial reckoning’ where people are finally starting to see and witness the realities of racism as it manifests today. This student refers to the material consequences of racism and cites the numerous deaths due to police violence and it is only visible because COVID forced the world to see it.