Those who feel most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus disease—COVID-19 —are moving with extreme caution, while others are ignoring social distancing guidelines and protesting mask-less for business to reopen as usual.
Front and center are large groups of mostly White people, and few others, captured by the media protesting in mass with signs and bullhorns outside of statehouses demanding legislators to lift orders and reopen immediately.
Since reports have indicated that African Americans are being impacted disproportionately by COVID-19, do White people ostensibly feel safer?
Is there some misperception that if they —White people—live, work and attend schools in disproportionately White communities, they are less likely to contract a virus that disproportionately impacts and kills Black people who live somewhere else?
, chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters not long ago that it is dangerous for COVID-19 to be classified as a Black disease.