From the pandemic to police violence, 2020 shone a light on the nation’s legacy of racism and injustice. As COVID-19 deaths and joblessness surged, decades of public disinvestment in the most vulnerable communities became engines for misery, particularly in Black and Brown communities. The social safety net we rely on—health care, housing, and elected government—failed to keep people safe.
Then, in May, police lynched a Black man. Another Black man. And, this time...READ MORE