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COVID-19 deaths by race

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 9/10/20, 01:18 pm

49.7

The number of Americans per 100,000 persons who have died due to COVID-19 and in which the race of the deceased was documented, as of Aug. 18, according to data from APM Research Lab. The pandemic has hit some racial and ethnic groups harder than others, and experts say the reasons could range from higher rates of underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more serious to less access to healthcare services.

88.4 

The number of black Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19, as of Aug. 18.

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Kenosha in flames

Human Race | Rioters descend on Wisconsin city after video of police shooting is shared on social media
by The Editors
Posted 8/27/20, 04:27 pm

Engulfed

Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was in serious condition after police officers responding to a “domestic incident” on Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wis., appeared to shoot him in the back seven times, according to a video posted on social media. The video shows Blake going around the car as three officers shout and point weapons at him and then opening the driver’s side door of an SUV. As Blake leans inside the SUV, one officer grabs his shirt from behind and opens fire.

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Goodbye, city life?

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 8/27/20, 04:25 pm

0.7%

The increase nationwide in the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment between August 2019 and August 2020, bringing the price up to $1,233, according to the Zumper National Rent Report. The overall increase stands in contrast to decreases in rent prices in the nation’s most expensive cities, which saw people and jobs leave during the COVID-19 pandemic and an upsurge in crime and unrest. Eight of the 10 cities with the most expensive rent prices saw year-over-year decreases. The two that didn’t were Miami and San Diego.  

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