COVID-19, Black ‘hard-headedness’ will conspire to kill you
Nobody’s going to cry for you when COVID-19 tucks you in a soil grave six feet under Black communities may now be bearing the brunt of the spread of COVID-19 in the South, and urban areas
Nobody’s going to cry for you when COVID-19 tucks you in a soil grave six feet under
Black communities may now be bearing the brunt of the spread of COVID-19 in the South, and urban areas like Chicago, Ill. and Detroit, Mich., based on a number of factors, but in South Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood, the following rings sadly true:
For two months running our community did not (1) take the pandemic seriously; (2) embraced an untruth by Afrocentric hardliners that our immune system is resistant to the coronavirus, (3) Black millennials by-in-large ignored the “self-distancing” stricture (two weeks ago a phalanx of LAPD police officers brandishing batons were called to break up a birthday party near Slauson/Western attended by roughly sixty 20-something Black females that nearly ended in a riot because the group taunted the cops and refused to disperse initially, (4) As late as 8-10 days ago, there were no coronavirus testing stations in South LA, Compton or Inglewood, therefore infected Blacks may have been spreading the disease exponentially.
Because many or shall I say “most” Blacks who may be infected never tested for the virus, quite possibly infecting hundreds, the urban community in Los Angeles may not have seen the worst of COVID-19’s virulence as the disease spreads geometrically.
COVID-19 is, after all an equal opportunity grim reaper.