Historical Roots of the Pandemic’s Racial Disparities
Black Americans have experienced a vastly disproportionate death rate during the Covid-19 pandemic, magnifying and revealing persistent inequalities that remain an undeniable force in this country. A recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine addressed these tragic disparities and showed how they are connected to a history of systemic racism in the United States. This same history was explored in the magazine’s landmark 1619 Project last summer. Join us for a conversation about how this country’s past has affected its present disparate health outcomes.
Special guests Linda Villarosa, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine who wrote How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today will be joined by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning domestic correspondent and creator of the 1619 Project; Jeneen Interlandi, New York Times editorial board member and staff writer for the magazine. Hosted by Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of the magazine.Buy tickets/get more info now