“RACE SHAPES HOW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AS DO WEALTH AND THE SYSTEMIC DISPARITIES THAT HAVE RESULTED IN A RACIAL WEALTH GAP…IF YOU DON’T HAVE WEALTH, YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER THE PANDEMIC’S WORST OUTCOMES.”
The Urban Institute explains how COVID-19 exposes the impact of the racial wealth gap occurring locally. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute released an in depth report on the various factors of the racial wealth gap with local data on Charlotte-Mecklenburg. During this time, COVID-19 just intensifies these issues that were already occurring within the racial wealth gap and perpetuates the systems creating disparities within our communities.
Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the need caused by COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.