If Corona doesn't get us, racism will

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Anderson Jeramiah and Shemil Mathew find parallels between George Floyd's death and the Covid 19 mortality rate among BAME people

After the Black Lives Matter rally on Sunday, banners were stacked against railings in Westminster

After the Black Lives Matter rally on Sunday, banners were stacked against railings in Westminster

The week after the tragic murder of George Floyd, it was announced that people with a BAME background in the UK were up to 50 percent more likely to die from the coronavirus than white Britons.

These two incidents should not be seen as separate: they are both symptoms of racism that affects global societies. The title of this article captures the hopelessness of the situation that people with BAME backgrounds feel.

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