Young Rural Black Women’s Struggle in the Covid-19 Era

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the systemic inequalities and structural racism that have long run rampant in our country. The virus has taken a disproportionate toll on Black people in the United States, including in the south, where the majority live. With limited access to medical care and high rates of poverty, Black people living in southern states already had some of the worst health outcomes in our country. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit and the government’s response left people largely fending for themselves.