COVID-19 Requires More Democracy, Not Less

Archon Fung argues in the Boston Review that when our leader’s policies fail us, we must act as leaders ourselves.

Building with mural of Atlanta painted on its exterior wall.
Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp announced that restaurants, bowling alleys, and some other businesses may re-open in the last week of April. But activists such as LaTosha Brown, founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, fear that his policy will jeopardize the health of black and working class people who lack the capacity to protect themselves through social distancing and other measures while others — professionals and knowledge workers who can better protect themselves — reap the greatest gains from early economic re-opening. Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash
Professor Archon Fung

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