Black voters in the US have taken a bigger hit than white voters as a result of coronavirus. Why should anyone be surprised that there’s anger about that?

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The FT has just reported:

Far more African-American than white voters have suffered a reduction in their family’s income due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll for the Financial Times that underscores the racial disparities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The survey showed 74 per cent of black voters reported a financial hit compared to 58 per cent of white voters. It also found that more African-Americans had lost their job since the outbreak began, highlighting the growing economic inequalities at a time when Americans are protesting against the death of George Floyd.

The monthly survey of likely voters for the FT and the Peter G Peterson Foundation found 25 per cent of black respondents had been dismissed or furloughed since the start of the recent lockdowns, compared to 19 per cent of white respondents.

And you wonder why there is uprising in the USA right now?

Black lives matter.

That covers all aspect of life.

And there is gross injustice going on.