'This is a crisis': National Urban League finds persistent racial disparities exacerbated during pandemic

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Urban League says its annual report on racial inequality in America explores various ways that the corona virus pandemic is exposing racism. NPR's Adrian Florido has more. The report titled The State of Black America Unmasked highlights how the pandemic has laid bare persistent racial disparities that the group has been documenting. For decades. It published data showing that African Americans and Latinos are roughly three times as likely to be affected by the Corona virus is white people. An African Americans, or roughly twice as likely as whites or Latinos to die from it. The reasons are complex but rooted fundamentally, the Urban League wrote in longstanding systemic racism. The urban lynx has decades of economic and social progress have not been enough to prevent much of the devastation that has befallen black and brown communities during the pandemic.

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