The Minneapolis Police Department's record of racism and police brutality has a long history. In 1945, Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey tried to reform the MPD through "education." Here's a pamphlet sent to the entire MPD in 1946 encouraging police to "discuss" race. (thread) 1/
"This country was founded on Black subjugation...on racism..and the myth of white supremacy...we see that particularly in the brutality that the police wield constantly against Black people."
Asthma & hypertension, two conditions that are comorbid with #COVID19, are also empirically linked to residential segregation. @TMI_LDF Senior Researcher, Dr. Kesha Moore, details how structural racism is the underlying condition fueling COVID-19 outcomes. https://www.naacpldf.org/naacp-publications/ldf-blog/structural-racism-is-a-public-health-crisis/
The #COVID19 pandemic has made one thing abundantly clear: structural racism is a public health crisis. Our new brief explores the interrelation between structural racism and the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities. https://tminstituteldf.org/addressing-racial-disparities-in-covid-19/