American Injustice: A Legal Action Agenda for Racial Disparities in Health
Before COVID-19, the health policy community was painfully aware of the wide disparities in lifespan and well-being that correlate with class and race. But in the public space, this unfairness went virtually ignored. Suddenly, the virus is spotlighting it — through shocking differences in death rates,, workplace exposure, and possibilities for staying safely secluded at home. What can be done now to diminish this searing injustice, and are we entering into a political moment that might allow for reforms that could move us toward basic fairness in ways once deemed impossible?