Race in the COVID Era: What America's History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today
As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, it has unmasked and amplified existing racial inequities. Rampant fear and misinformation has provoked a wave of discrimination, harassment, and hate targeting those of Chinese and Asian descent. The disease has also had a disproportionate toll on historically marginalized populations, including African Americans and Native Americans, due to unequal access to health care, residential segregation, poverty, and incarceration. Join a conversation that will situate these developments within the long history of racism, exclusion, and scapegoating in the United States. Panelists will discuss strategies to address marginalization and empower impacted communities.
- Andy Kim, Congressman from New Jersey's 3rd District
- Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University
- Keith Wailoo, Chair and Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs
- Helen Zia '73, Activist and author
- Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Associate Provost for International Affairs, Princeton University (moderator)
This event will be online via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. To register for the Webinar please go to https://inclusive.princeton.edu/equity-inclusion-and-covid-19
Sponsored by the Associate Provost for International Affairs and Operations and the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity.