We the People?

Spiking unemployment during the pandemic has resulted in long lines at food pantries (here, in Brooklyn), with Latinx and Black households more than twice as likely as white households to report being food insecure.

The growing divisions and inequities in our democracy became even more stark this year as COVID-19 and its economic impact coincided with a mass uprising against police brutality and systemic racism, and a reactionary backlash. How can we address these “three pandemics” of public health, racial injustice, and economic inequality?

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