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Jason Q. Purnell

Jason Q. Purnell is an Associate Professor and Director of Health Equity Works in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

St Louis COVID redlining

Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than whites, and nowhere more so than in St. Louis. This is the result of racist policies which collapsed the social safety net while setting blacks in the path of danger.

Walter Johnson Jason Q. Purnell Colin Gordon Jamala Rogers