Category: Racial Inequalities

Behavioral Health Disparities in Black and Brown Communities: Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and Racism

By now, it is clear who is getting disproportionately sick and who is disproportionately dying from COVID-19: Black and Brown people. A recent Yale study shows that Black people have the most glaring disparity – they are 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White people. Other minority groups are disproportionately impacted as well. For example, […]

Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. African Americans make up 13 percent of the general population, but more than 40 percent […]

State of Homelessness: A Look at Race and Ethnicity

Race, ethnicity, and homelessness are thoroughly intertwined. This conclusion has been leaping out of data reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recent years, and analyzed in the Alliance’s annual State of Homelessness report. Perhaps […]

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