Portland lawmaker’s mission: ‘Abolition of structural racism’

Unlike most commissions that rely on mainstream economic advice, this one has a progressive look: a representative from Coastal Enterprises, and James Myall, a respected analyst from the Maine Center for Economic Policy. It was Myall’s research that produced the finding that Maine’s people of color are 20 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than whites, one of the largest disparities in the nation.

Click here to read the full story, first published July 22, 2020, in the Portland Phoenix.