COVID’s Still Here Because “All Lives Matter” is a Lie

Early indifference to the pain of some is why so many suffer now

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As I write these words, over 630,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 — a number that marks us as the epicenter of failure on the planet, uniquely awful at responding to one of the most extraordinary public health emergencies in world history.

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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)