7 2020

Fighting Hate: How COVID-19 widens the gaps for communities of color

The disproportionate consequences of COVID-19 on some of this country’s most vulnerable communities are clear, tragic and cannot be ignored. That’s why on this Thursday, May 7 at 2:30 pm ET/11:30 am PT we will be in conversation with Marc H. Morial, CEO and President of the National Urban League about the relationship in this country between race and poverty and how, during this pandemic, the most vulnerable communities have become so severely affected.

During this Fighting Hate from Home webinar, Morial will talk with ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt about the structural barriers to justice and inclusivity and the racial inequities evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which are a tragic reminder that we are far from meeting ADL’s mission of a just society.

As mayor of New Orleans, Morial was a leader of that city’s renaissance. We will explore how despite the gains made by civil rights movements, these inequalities remain steep and are exacerbating the impact of COVID-19, as these facts make clear:
- Black and Latinx individuals in New York City are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as their white counterparts.
- In Chicago and Louisiana, where Black people make up about one third of the population, they account for 70 percent of coronavirus deaths.
- The Navajo Nation has more confirmed coronavirus cases per capita than every state except New York and New Jersey.

Additionally, the economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 is disproportionally damages communities of color because of institutional racism and systemic barriers to employment and access to education.

Please sign up below to join us today. All registrants will be emailed a link to the recording to re-watch and share. -