Racial inequality can be seen in various places. For example, in terms of imprisonment in the United States, 1 in 3 black men will likely be imprisoned, compared to 1in 17 for white men (source: sentencingproject.org). More recently, it has been found that black people are dying of coronavirus at twice the rate of other races in the US (source: inequality.org).


People of color have faced a difficult history in the United States and echos of that history can still be felt today. Black Lives Matter is an international organization dedicated to the betterment and advancement of black communities. Included in the Black Lives Matter mission are the rights and lives of disabled black people, queer and trans people and those who have been targeted by the justice system. According to the Black Lives Matter website, they "are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise".


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