Thursday, February 09, 2023

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"As shelter-in-place orders went into effect across the country in response to COVID-19, school districts scrambled to implement distance learning, businesses closed their doors, and the inequities in critical community infrastructure became even more apparent. Low-income people of color are far more likely than affluent White people to live in neighborhoods that lack the most basic characteristics of safe, healthy places, such as safe drinking water, clean air quality schools, grocery stores, parks, libraries, and services. These disparities are no accident but stem from years of discriminatory land-use planning, inequitable investment, and neglect at all levels of government. Such underinvestment has created persistent health and economic disparities which have left many low-income people and people of color particularly vulnerable to our current crisis."



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