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Pandemics and privileges

Should anyone still doubt the continued existence of a deplorable racial divide that continues to haunt our country, reflect on the percentage of those in our minority populations dying from COVID-19 compared to those of us who are white.

And should anyone still believe that we are a colorblind nation, just imagine what the reaction would have been if those well-armed citizens who entered the Michigan statehouse on April 30 to protest the governor’s pandemic lockdown (or Spokane’s own rally outside the courthouse the next day for the same purpose) had been members of those same minority populations.

Nothing like a crisis to smack us across the face with our own delusions.

Arlin C. Migliazzo

Spokane


 

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