COVID-19’S Disproportionate Impact on Black and Brown Mainers


COVID-19 does not discriminate based on your race, religion or skin color, but has highlighted the racial disparities that exist in Maine and across the country in terms of access to health care and employment.

Data from the Maine CDC gives a breakdown of COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on black and brown Mainers. This data helps to illuminate disparities in terms of less access to health care and overrepresentation of black and brown Mainers in frontline, essential jobs such as store clerks, direct care providers and meat and processing plants – jobs that require working closely with others.

Read More:

Press Herald: Racial disparity in Maine’s COVID-19 cases deepens

Bangor Daily News: Black Mainers are getting the coronavirus more than 10 times the rate of white Mainers

For Teachers:

Anti-Defamation League Lesson Plan (High School): Coronavirus and Racial Disparities

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