ADL, Unidos US and National Urban League: Coronavirus highlights tragic longstanding racial inequity in the U.S (op-ed)

Coronavirus Exposes Bigotry, Conspiracies

May 19, 2020

By: Janet Murguía of Unidos US; Marc Morial of the National Urban League; Jonathan Greenblatt of ADL.

As leaders of organizations committed to securing civil and human rights, we have been in constant conversation about the impact of coronavirus on communities of color. The global pandemic has highlighted just how much work is left to be done to build a just and inclusive society and serves as a tragic reminder that we are far from reaching that ideal.

With healthcare, food security and safe housing in jeopardy and job loss attaining levels that may soon exceed unemployment during the Great Depression, we are reminded daily of the structural barriers to justice and inclusivity and the racial inequities highlighted by the pandemic.

Today, the deep relationship in this country between race and poverty—and its dire consequences—are inescapable...

Click here to read the full column on the Newsweek site by Janet Murguía, president and CEO of Unidos US; Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL.