Focus on Policy & Public Leadership
– Dismantling Systems of Racism
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the need to take account of the disproportionate inequalities experienced by equity-seeking groups, including Indigenous and Black people. Systemic barriers faced by racialized and marginalized populations have been further exposed by the pandemic and intensified public attention to their unequal vulnerabilities. Public leaders and policymakers discuss the need to address the underlying issues and create a framework to prevent the unequal distribution of the pandemic’s socio-economic burden on equity-seeking groups.