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“White America gets a cold, Black America gets pneumonia.”

The phrase is a juxtaposition detailing how societal problems affecting White people frequently have a disparate impact on Black people, and it’s an apt way to describe the Black experience in America — particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Covid-19…


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Manhattan Beach maintenance worker Omar Morrison pours water on the new sod surrounding a newly constructed monument at Bruce’s Beach on March 3, 2007. Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Getty Images

White people stealing land from Black people is a tale as old as time. It happened in Mississippi, where Black landowners “lost” 12 million acres over the past century. It happened in Chicago after White people cheated aspiring Black homeowners with predatory contracts. …


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The case for reparations for Black descendants of slavery in America is, for some, a controversial subject. Those who oppose the idea repeatedly question where the money will come from. Now, a Chicago suburb has provided a blueprint, but the question is: can and will other cities do the same?

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