A legislative path toward justice

According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, Black Mainers are six times as likely to be incarcerated as white Mainers, and Mainers of color typically experience unemployment and poverty at twice the rate of white Mainers. As we also grapple with a public health crisis, structural racism has severely worsened the effects of the pandemic for racial, Indigenous and Maine tribal populations. In fact, Black Mainers are 20 times more likely to experience COVID-19 than white Mainers, MECEP reports.

Click here to read the full story, first published September 24, 2020, in VillageSoup.