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.
The Latest from HHRC
As I consider what it means to be Jewish, I find myself thinking about my own family and my own identity. My family covers the spectrum – from my ultra-Orthodox…
As we transform our offerings, we’d love to hear from you. What can we do to support you? What sorts of resources will be helpful? Most importantly, how are you doing? We are here if you need us this spring.
In April 1985, Governor Brennan hosted tea at the Blaine House in Augusta for a small group of Holocaust survivors and allies to commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of…
As communities across Maine and the world grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, diseases of old, namely hate and prejudice, have made their appearance. But so too have the remedies for such vices become apparent as we strive to care and create community amidst the chaos; remedies such as hope, love, resilience and tolerance.