Race in the COVID Era, June 8, 2020


As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, it has unmasked and amplified existing racial inequities.  Rampant fear and misinformation has provoked a wave of discrimination, harassment, and hate targeting those of Chinese and Asian descent.  The disease has also had a disproportionate toll on historically marginalized populations, including African Americans and Native Americans, due to unequal access to health care, residential segregation, poverty, and incarceration.  Join a conversation that will situate these developments within the long history of racism, exclusion, and scapegoating in the United States.  On June 8 at 4 PM, panelists will discuss strategies to address marginalization and empower impacted communities.


  • Andy Kim, Congressman from New Jersey’s 3rd District
  • Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Keith Wailoo, Chair and Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs
  • Helen Zia ’73, Activist and author
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Associate Provost for International Affairs, Princeton University (moderator)

Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  Click here to register.
A Zoom link will be emailed to those who register early the morning of the event.

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