Black, Latinx community members reflect on impact of COVID-19

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The pandemic has disproportionately affected racial minorities, with Black individuals having the highest death rates from COVID-19. The pandemic has also highlighted the discrimination and inequality that racial minorities face.

For Daniela Gonzalez-Perez, the Day Labor Program Assistant at the Berkeley Multicultural Institute, the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified the struggles that have confronted racial minority groups even before the country first shut down in March 2020.
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Illustration of people building the Berkeley Police Station

Toward a Berkeley where all residents feel safe

CITY AFFAIRS: Recent police reforms in Berkeley mark significant progress in public safety, should be only the beginning of transformative change

Reforming an institution rooted in a legacy of state-sanctioned racial violence will take a paradigm shift, both in police culture and public attitude.
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