As the protests against the killing of African American #GeorgeFloyd escalate in the U.S., Americans'>African Americans in this country are dying at disproportionately high rates amid the #COVID19 pandemic. #BLACK_LIVES_MATTERS more:
A peaceful series of rallies to protest the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police turned sharply violent on Sunday night.
A national reckoning over police brutality in 2014 was not enough to stop the deaths, or to break the fear and anger that millions of Americans feel.
This will be the worst economic deprivation that Americans have suffered since the 1930s. Already, the number of mothers with young children who say their families can’t afford enough food has risen almost sevenfold
Americans'>Black Americans who catch the virus "are 2.4 times likelier to die than whites and 2.2 times likelier than Asians and Latinos. In Washington, dc, blacks are less than 47% of the population, but account for 80% of its 445 coronavirus deaths."
A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night.
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.
Italy has banned weddings and funerals for 16 million people. Japan has closed schools for a month. France and Iraq have banned public gatherings. The U.N. has canceled all physical meetings to address climate change. Americans are uncertain what to do about Coachella.