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UK coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder the burden

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process


Photo/Kate Trifo


Times of international crises shine a light on the deeply flawed structures of our society, and more often than not, force those already oppressed to suffer even more. 


In the case of the current pandemic, Covid-19 has provided an opportunity for racism in the UK, and across the West for that matter, to intensify, and become further institutionalised.


From the get go, by simply renaming it the "Chinese virus", Trump - the most powerful leader in the world - has given the crisis an ethnicity, and pointed to the fact that yet again, the issue is "the other".


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