‘We’re expendable’: black Americans pay the price as states lift lockdowns

Posted by on May 25, 2020 6:00 am
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Experts warn reopening states could have dire consequences on public health, and black Americans already face greater risk

Donald Trump recently shared a doctored video of his head superimposed on to actor Bill Pullman’s character in the 1996 film Independence Day’s crowd-rallying scene, likening frontline workers to warriors.

But it rang hollow for Denita Jones, a Dallas-area call center worker. For many black, essential workers like her, the message is about reopening the economy, but the real meaning is more subtle.

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