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The Differences Between Us: Disparities in American Healthcare

The Daily Nexus

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COVID-19 appears to target minority communities because of its increased lethality for those under poor economic or social circumstances. In large cities such as New York, ethnic minorities may live in more densely populated zones as a result of housing segregation. This makes it much more difficult to follow social distancing procedures, resulting in a death rate for African Americans which is double that of white folk, as reported by the New York Times. 

Moreover, many ethnic minorities in the United States are incarcerated at disproportionate rates compared to their share of the population ...