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The Bay Area is a place of opportunity, but also a place of incredible inequality and deprivation. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was being described as a “great equalizer,” with all Americans—rich and poor, White and people of color—at risk of exposure to this deadly virus. But, as the outbreak took hold across the United States, it has laid bare the deep class and racial inequalities that plague America.


Schneider, Daniel, Ben Bowyer, Jamie Austin, and Jacob Leos-Urbel. "Taking Count: Poverty, Insecurity, and Privilege in the Bay Area." July 30, 2020.