What you need to know about systemic racism

Let’s take healthcare for example. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the disproportionately high rate of COVID-19 deaths among Black people in the U.S. is not mere happenstance. Instead, this racial disparity is the result of a host of structural conditions that (ultimately) got their roots in slavery, as Dr. Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, argued in the New York Times.