Systemic Racism


U.S. Army photo by Luis A. Deya

500,000 US COVID-19 Deaths and Counting: A Shameful Public Health Failure

Our nation’s failed response to COVID-19 should long perforate our pomposity about being the greatest nation on earth. Read more >

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Fighting the Voting Battles One Community at a Time

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Here at UCS our team is working to help get out the vote through ScienceRising and working with partners in key states. But we are also learning from the science of elections just how hard it is for some of our fellow citizens to vote—which should be simple. Unfortunately, far too often, states have intentionally designed their election rules to make it difficult to participate. The suppression of Black voters, Indigenous voters, and other communities of color has long been a feature of the system. Read more >

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The Quandary of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Black Americans Who (Rightfully) Distrust Medical Researchers

, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist

Well, here we are. The place where no one wanted to be. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have surpassed 200,000 Americans. Black Americans continue to experience the highest COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide, are almost five times more likely than White Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and twice as likely to die from the disease. Despite those facts, Black people are not participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trials in large numbers. Read more >

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