Uncovering Inequality: New Study Sheds Light on Racial Disparities


Christy DeGallerie poses for a portrait Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Dallas. DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and said their doctors listened to their concerns. Addressing experiences like DeGallerie's has become a priority for a growing number of local governments, many responding to a pandemic that’s amplified racial disparities and the call for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Columbia Journalism School and the Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights have released a groundbreaking study on racial inequities in America, featuring five reports examining housing, education, health, policing, and economics.

Led by Dr. Jelani Cobb, the project, called Uncovering Inequality, was inspired by the events following George Floyd’s murder in 2020 and the societal crises disproportionately affecting marginalized communities.

The study aims to provide journalists with a comprehensive, accessible resource for reporting on systemic racial inequities. By condensing decades of research into five compact reports, Uncovering Inequality equips journalists with in-depth source material, revolutionizing the conversation on racial injustice and its deep roots in our society.

The project highlights the importance of addressing racial inequity across various domains to create a more just and equitable future.

Click play to listen to the AURN News report from Jamie Jackson:

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