COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention

May 28, 2020
Image by Dr. Judy Rohrer: car protest that took place in Oakland, CA on April 11, 2020 organized by Mom’s 4 Housing and the Black Housing Union

An article by our director, Judy Rohrer, PhD, titled “COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention” was published by “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” this week.

Rohrer writes, “People are still saying “the virus doesn’t discriminate,” in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. We are not equally “all in this together.” The virus is hitting vulnerable populations the hardest—our elderly, those with underlying health conditions, unhoused people, Natives, Black and Brown communities, and especially those living at any of these intersections. They are the people whose lives are even more at risk as states open up. The White supremacist masculinity on display in the “Reopen America” rallies is not lost on them…