In May 2020, I launched a new project close to my heart. Race and Coronavirus, a newsletter and podcast, explored the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on minorities and immigrants.
I teamed up with a fellow longtime journalist, Pati Navalta. We talked about how minorities are on the front lines because so many of them are service workers. We discussed the effects on immigrants. We explored the inherent biases in this nation’s economic, educational and cultural systems and why this crisis is exacerbating those disadvantages for minorities and immigrants. We talked to real people who are feeling these effects, plus academics, economists, advocates, policy-makers and more.