1. “You can’t pick strawberries over Zoom.”
Essential but Exposed: Farmworkers are risking their lives to feed a nation on lockdown. | by Yvette Cabrera, Grist
2. Coronavirus is like a “lightning flash,” illuminating all of the failures in our capitalist system.
Taking Care of Each Other Is Essential Work | by Clio Chang, Vice
3. Eugenics isn’t a relic from World War II; it is alive today, embedded in our culture, policies, and practices.
I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic? | by Alice Wong, Vox
4. “This virus has no ethnicity. This is not a Chinese virus.”
Coronavirus: Bay Area officials, advocates look to get in front of COVID-19 hate crimes | by Robert Salonga, The Mercury News
5. “Of all the forms on inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.”
King’s radical economic agenda just right for a nation in pandemic mode | by Deborah Douglas, Medium
There are two for you this month because we’re living in challenging times. The first focuses on the racist history of pandemics and the second link is a special edition of articles of how we can be in community with each other.
Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics | by Felice León, The Root
APART. NOT ALONE: In the face of a global pandemic, we need to stand together more than ever. | by Time Magazine