Kansas City Protests | COVID-19 Racial Disparities
Segment 1: Kansas City responded to the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd with three nights of protests.
The weekend's protests against police violence towards black people had peaceful moments, but ultimately turned volatile between police officers and protesters.
- Quinton Lucas, Kansas City, Missouri, mayor
- Marcell Denmon, Kansas City protester
- Carlos Moreno, KCUR contributing photographer
- Keji Akinmoladun, Kansas City protest organizer
Segment 2, beginning at 25:37: Black people in Kansas and Missouri are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than white residents.
APM Research Lab looked at racial disparities among COVID-19 deaths and found the disparities in Kansas and Missouri to be some of the worst in the country. But the health inequities that are causing them have been here a lot longer than the virus.