Monday, May 18, 2020


Detroit residents line up to be tested for the coronavirus in April. 
Prof. Kim Phillips-Fein, author 
“There is a way that these crises fall with a different weight on people based on social class, even though there’s a strong rhetoric of ‘We’re all in it together,’ that’s not really the case.” -- New York Times
Prof. Brandi T. Summers, author, educator
But our cities have long kept their black residents contained and at the margins. Populations trapped in place are easier to price-gouge and police. Capitalism and immobility work hand in hand. -- New York Times Review
 Ann Trent, 72, of Manhattan 
“They don’t care about us,” she said on Saturday. She sat on a bench at the west end of the Brooklyn Bridge as a steady stream of mask-free sightseers and bicyclists passed her by, and she mused, “What happened to all of us protecting everyone else?” -- NY Post

The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and respected medical journals
 The Administration is obsessed with magic bullets—vaccines, new medicines, or a hope that the virus will simply disappear.  -- Editorial
Barack Obama 
 The virus has “torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing. A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” -- Speech to Class of 2020
Charles Blow
Trump was elected to restore the cultural narrative of the primacy of whiteness. Now, with the colossal disaster of his Covid-19 response threatening his re-election prospects, Trump is attempting to draft Obama once again as his primary opponent. -- New York Times

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