The Inequalities Behind COVID-19 Disparities for African Americans in Indianapolis

The Polis Center   (Indianapolis)

May 2020

The Polis Center published a story outlining the inequities that black Indy residents face, capitulating in increased positivity rates of COVID-19. In Indianapolis, the COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.8 times higher for black residents than for whites. We explore how systemic inequities put many black individuals at higher risk for getting the virus, having a serious case, and suffering from the economic impacts compared to white residents.