Professor Courtney E. Boen on the impact of COVID in African-American/Latinx communities
Penn Today recently published an article examining the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on African-American and Latinx populations. BFS Professor Courtney E. Boen, whose research focuses on health disparities produced by systematic inequality (such as racism), has been featured in this article. Professor Boen discusses how the higher infection and mortality rate in African-American and Latinx communities, construed in the media as natural, is in truth the product of racial inequity. Read Professor Boen's full thoughts on Penn Today; enroll in her course to further explore the relationship between inequality and health.