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BWC Voices

Sick and Tired: No Time to Rest for the Resilient Black Woman in Mississippi

The “(In)Equity and Resilience: Black Women, Systemic Barriers and COVID-19 Project” is a collaborative effort joining together the Mississippi Free Press and The Jackson Advocate. We plan to tell real people’s stories and use data mapping, live video testimonials, muckraking journalism, intense narrative reporting and inclusive solutions circles to hold the powerful, the rich and the predominantly white accountable.

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MFP Voices

Racism At The County Level Associated With Increased COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Scientists have shown that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely than white people to catch, be hospitalized because of and ultimately die from the virus. In explaining these findings, researchers often point to patterns within society that advantage white people over racial and ethnic minorities. These patterns reflect systemic racism or institutional racism.

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