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The University of Iowa
Colin Gordon, Professor of History
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The Pandemic Risk Shift
In the face of COVID-19, the political response has been at best temporary relief and at worst indifference.
COVID-19 Is Exposing the United States’ Ragged, Shameful Safety Net
A decent welfare state should provide the basics of life so everyone can flourish.
COVID-19 and the Color Line
Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than whites, and nowhere more so than in St. Louis.
Corona: The Inequality Virus
The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, but it doesn’t affect everyone equally.
On the history of dispossession, disinvestment, and discrimination that formed the backdrop to the killing of Michael Brown. READ MORE