As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States approach one million, data presents a bleak picture that shows that black communities are disproportionately affected by the disease. Despite African Americans constituting to only 13% of the population, they represent 30% of the cases. This stems from decades of racial policies and stereotyping that causes disparities in health insurance status, wages and types of jobs available.
Decades of racial policies and stereotyping that disadvantages African Americans has causes huge disparities in health status and overall quality of life. This has led to a disproportionate number of African Americans contacting COVID-19. This article speaks about the health rights available to access health care and health insurance.