The pandemic proves that government fails Black America

During times of political and social duress, the Black community has always taken care of itself. But the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic fallout are only the beginnings of a collapse of the order. Even in the chaos and the calls for a return to “normal,” we must recognize that this country’s base mode of operation fails to address the structural needs of the Black Americans.

This reality is why Black communities must define medical obstacles without relying on institutions entrenched in systemic racism and address…