Democracy Now! looks at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths.
A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths.
DN speaks with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To. She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated structural racism" in Chicago.
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