Research highlights disparate impact of COVID-19 on Baton Rouge’s Black residents

The Brief

E Pluribus Unum teamed up with Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs to develop new research that studies the lived experience of COVID-19’s Black residents and essential workers throughout the Baton Rouge metro area. Existing data demonstrates that COVID-19 impacts Black Americans at higher rates than other racial groups, but the narratives and lived experiences of Black individuals navigating society, particularly as essential workers amid COVID-19, are often absent from conversations. The research explores the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities ahead of crucial policy decisions.

Key Findings: Black & Essential