National Urban League releases 2021 State of Black America
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The National Urban League has released its 2021 State of Black America report.
Urban League of Rochester CEO Seanelle Hawkins was a panelist during Thursday’s presentations.
The organization focused on emerging from what they call the three pandemics: Racial inequity in health care, economics and public safety.
The report found that a lack of health care in black neighborhoods contributed more to the vaccine racial gap than hesitancy.
"There aren’t quality healthcare available in lower-income communities,” Hawkins said. “And so we can’t just have these pop-up clinics. We have to have permanent access to healthcare. that’s how we get to the new normal."
The report also highlights ways of overcoming racial barriers like low-cost banking services and a focus on social needs like housing and transportation.
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