Branigin - Black Communities Frontline COVID19 - 2020

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April 1, 2020 - 10:19am

Critical Commentary

This article comments on the nature of segregation in our cities and how it plays out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The news article cares to note how policies have made it possible for Black and minority communities to be situated in neighborhoods that increase the likelihood of chronic disease (product of industry placement and other factors of the like). As such, the article notes being at risk for chronic disease in those neighborhoods worsens the impact of COVID19 were residents to be infected by it. Lastly, the article also notes how residents in these neighborhoods, beyond being at higher risks for chronic diseases, are also vulnerable in their energy costs and usage. 


Branigin, A. (2020). Black Communities Are on the 'Frontline' of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here's Why. The Root.




United States
United States

Cite as

Anne Branigin, "Branigin - Black Communities Frontline COVID19 - 2020", contributed by Briana Leone, Alison Kenner, Morgan Sarao and Andrew Rosenthal, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 20 April 2020, accessed 21 May 2022.