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Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis Must Take Racial Disparities and Debt-Related Abuses Into Account

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Calandra Davis | Hope Policy Institute

In the midst of the growing economic crisis, communities of color are hit disproportionately hard. These communities, particularly Black communities, are still recovering from previous disasters, like Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 foreclosure crisis. The health disparities that plague these communities coincide with the growing economic threat. Policymakers’ responses to COVID-19 must account for pervasive racial and economic inequality, and must prioritize protection from debt-related abuses.