COVID-19’s lopsided impact on black lives in St. Louis — a conversation with Rev. Starsky Wilson

As is the case across the country, the coronavirus has disproportionately hit African Americans in St. Louis, where the first 13 deaths were black people.

This conversation is part of the new interview series Gathering Voices.

In this interview — broken into three short parts — Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson discusses the disproportionate impact the coronavirus is having on African Americans in St. Louis, where the first 13 deaths were black people.

Rev. Wilson is President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. He is also the former co-chair of the Ferguson Commission, tasked with making policy recommendations after the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr.
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1. ‘Black women are the face of death for this crisis in St. Louis.’

2. ‘We have reached the point where the only time that black lives matter is when black people are dying.

3. ‘It’s about how we heal the land.

This story was produced by Fellowship of Reconciliation


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