2021-02-09 12:02:44

Why Latinos Are So Hard Hit By The Pandemic


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Gustavo Arellano about why Latinos are so hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was a time when the so-called “Latino paradox” as referred to in health care circles was an admirable community trait – a nearly 3-year advantage over whites in life expectancy rates, largely attributed to close family networks and other cultural hallmarks. Today, much of that life expectancy edge has all but vanished as the coronavirus pandemic rages through Latino communities, particularly in California, the new epicenter of the pandemic.

Gustavo Arellano, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and the paper’s editor for six. At the paper he also wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! Which catapulted him to national fame. His books include “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

Missed an episode? Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Coronavirus Covid COVID-19 Free Speech TV Pandemic Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

Health

Democracy Now!

100+ Countries Push to Loosen WTO Rules on Vaccine Patents. Why Is the U.S. Still Blocking the Way?

100+ Countries Push to Loosen WTO Rules on Vaccine Patents. Why Is the U.S. Still Blocking the Way?

The Thom Hartmann Program

Bernie Sanders on the Crises Facing Our Country

Bernie Sanders on the Crises Facing Our Country

The David Pakman Show

COVID Cases Down 72%, Deaths Down 38%

COVID Cases Down 72%, Deaths Down 38%

The Thom Hartmann Program

Everyday Mini Chernobyl Nuclear Disasters

Everyday Mini Chernobyl Nuclear Disasters

Democracy Now!

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

Democracy Now!

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

Democracy Now!

“The Whole System Needs to be Indicted”: Attorney Benjamin Crump On Overhauling U.S. Policing

“The Whole System Needs to be Indicted”: Attorney Benjamin Crump On Overhauling U.S. Policing

Rising Up With Sonali

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

Related

Democracy Now!

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

Democracy Now!

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

Rising Up With Sonali

Hotel Rwanda Protagonist Faces Unfair Trial

Hotel Rwanda Protagonist Faces Unfair Trial

Rising Up With Sonali

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

Proud Partners