Seattle - Here’s why the coronavirus is hitting Hispanics in Washington state particularly hard

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While cases of corona virus going down to Washington state are ticket off reports. Racial disparities increasingly are being laid bare. According to The Washington State Department of Health White people are sixty eight percent of the state's population but make up forty three percent of cases. Meanwhile thirteen percent of the state is Hispanic but they represent thirty six percent of cases. African Americans are four percent of the population but seven percent of cases. Sarah Becker with Seattle Economic Opportunity Institute says essential workers. Disproportionately are people of color faced with greater economic. Insecurity may actually face quite a grim choice. Either to expose themselves daily to the virus or to lose their job and their ability to meet the needs and pay for a roof over their head. Structural racism is a major reason. People of color are more likely to be exposed to in contract. The

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