2020 defeated America because of Americans, not just Donald Trump

Published by INQUIRER.COM

We seem shocked at America's coronavirus fail even though it's only 15 years this month since we last saw something exactly like this, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

At first, the better-off folks struggled to grasp how the nation couldn't even get basic relief to New Orleans, until we saw the pictures and realized that almost all of these trapped, frantic citizens were also Black.

In 2020, the death rates for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Americans are also ridiculously higher, even if this time we don't see them waving from a Mississippi River bridge.