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How can we become a better world after the coronavirus pandemic? Show more Show less
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Covid has inevitably created a recessionary crisis and Governments will be under intense pressure to restore growth. But if its growth at all costs And/or simply reverting to the way it was it will be a lost opportunity to seek a more equitable model. A model that is also attuned to the larger existential issue of climate change. Any new post Covid martial plan should focus on a progressive model the redressés much of what is faulty and unsustainable. If not, this pandemic will be a forewarning of even more turbulent times to come.

Implement a Green New Deal Show more Show less

We need to tackle the biggest challenge facing humanity! The rethink allows us to address the climate crisis in a way that wouldn't have been possible before Covid-19.
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A Green New Deal will benefit the lives of vulnerable people of color in the United States

In the era of COVID-19, America failed its communities of color, but by implementing a Green New Deal it can guarantee a better future for these citizens.

The Argument

In a post COVID-19 existence, a Green New Deal will benefit the lives of vulnerable people of color in the United States. The explosion of the coronavirus in the United States emphasized the disparity between the white community and communities of color within the country, if it was not obvious already.[1] These vulnerable communities of color have faced outbreaks and casualties at a far higher rate than their white neighbors. In the era of COVID-19, America failed its communities of color, but by implementing a Green New Deal it can guarantee a better future for these citizens.[2] The indigenous peoples of America, ravaged by COVID-19, could see their rights and lands guaranteed under a Green New Deal.[3] Furthermore, Black and Latinx individuals could not only see an influx of well-paying jobs into their communities, but also see decades of environmental discrimination begin to be repaired.

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A Green New Deal is not certain to benefit the life of any person, including the persons of color residing in the United States. The Green New Deal is a socialist fantasy that will never take hold in the United States. Furthermore, communities of color face many more barriers than those of an environmental variety. It will take a serious re-evaluation of policies and laws in everything from economics, policing, housing, and more to make a seriously beneficial impact on the lives of American people of color.

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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/us/climate-change-green-new-deal-covid-coronavirus.html
  2. https://www.ienearth.org/green-new-deal/
  3. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/30/865413079/what-do-coronavirus-racial-disparities-look-like-state-by-state
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