I’m sure none of us saw this coming. Something that strips away our normal way of life. Something that creates a “new normal”. However, some of us have been facing this “new normal” for the longest now.
Why do you think minorities, specifically African Americans, are being affected at higher rates than any other race in the United States?
It took a pandemic for some to realize that African Americans lack the basic resources and necessities to properly live an “ideal” life in America.
It took a pandemic for some to realize that minorities represent the core of this country as front line workers who are not compensated fairly. It took a pandemic to bring to light the fact that health care is a privilege which most of us do not have. It took a pandemic to see that on average, we do not have the means to obtain proper nutrition – causing a variety of underlying illnesses within our community.
So as we approach this “new normal”, let’s be aware of what this means. For some, this means new ways of work and social life. However, for others, this means to further cope with a lifestyle of modern-day oppression.
Now that we are aware of our position as front-liners who make up the foundation of our country, can we see the opportunity that has presented itself to make a difference?
If you have been affected by COVID-19, there are resources out there for you! Below is a link to a few out of many!