• Tracey Ouakoube, Anoop Dhamera, and Aayushi Patel

Racial Economic Disparities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The #covid_19 pandemic has racially affected many disadvantaged groups in various ways. These groups have faced many economic hurdles especially when it comes to unemployment rates, household income, and housing rates.

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