MONITOR

The Racism of Reopening the U.S. Too Soon

Communities of color stand to lose the most by this premature posturing

Anjali Enjeti
ZORA
Published in
4 min readApr 24, 2020

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A photo of anti-shutdown protestors protesting from their car. Two white women hold US flags and “Trump 2020.”
Anti-shutdown protesters take part in a Liberate Massachusetts rally outside the home of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in Swampscott on April 23, 2020. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

Covid-19 is affecting Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people at far higher rates than any other group. Health disparities, access to health care, insurance, and the inability to work from home are a few of the factors causing this gap…

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Anjali Enjeti
ZORA
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Journalist, critic & columnist at ZORA. Essay collection SOUTHBOUND (UGA Press) & debut novel THE PARTED EARTH (Hub City Press), spring ’21. anjalienjeti.com.