As we continue to confront the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, NYABPsi supports its community in staying informed and empowered. There is increasing evidence that the pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black individuals and communities in a number of ways, raising concerns about social and racial justice. In addition to understanding how we are being impacted, it is important that we are knowledgeable about actions we can take to respond to these injustices. It is important that we keep in mind and call upon our history of strength and resilience, while also taking steps to care for ourselves and communities. and NYABPsi continues to offer resources to help its community stay uplifted and informed.
COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future: This article outlines how to view and respond to the COVID-19 using a racial justice perspective.
–Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can do Right Now: This blog entry highlights the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic is a social and racial justice issue, and suggests actions for promoting justice.
–Coronavirus Threat Escalates Fears — and Bigotry: In this article, psychologists apply what they know about bigotry and fear to help address anxiety.
–Why You Should Stop Joking That Black People Are Immune to Coronavirus:This article addresses the danger of claims that Blacks are immune to COVID-19.
–Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc in African American Neighbourhoods: This article examines the disproportionate effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on African American communities, in terms of cases and death rates.
–Black-Communities Might Not be Getting Access to Coronavirus Tests: The report reviews how racial disparities in healthcare are leading to Blacks having less access to healthcare during the pandemic.
–Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus– This story addresses reasons that Blacks are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19.
We encourage you to reach out to us with any general questions or concerns you have, or for information about additional resources and support.Join NYABPsi today!