by Angela Waters Austin
MayDay! MayDay! MayDay! is the universal distress call used around the world. Right now, as the world celebrates May Day, Black people are dying of COVID-19 at inequitable rates in Michigan and across the nation and world.
While health care workers still can’t get the protective equipment and testing needed to safely open our state, white people with guns are protesting inside our state capitol and making demands that will endanger the people we love. Not only that, we are being left behind in the stimulus while corporations and wealthy individuals are being handed millions of our tax dollars. That is who the protesters are fighting for. To put us back on the plantation of substandard income, debt and destitution while they continue to build wealth on our backs. Why?
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