University of Michigan Week on The Academic Minute 2019.08.31
Monday, August 31st
William Lopez, clinical assistant professor in the school of public health, determines social distancing is impossible in prisons and meat-packing plants and people of color are more vastly affected by these facilities.
Tuesday, September 1st
Melissa Borja, assistant professor in the department of American culture, builds a system to gather information and raise awareness of Anti-Asian hate incidents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, September 2nd
Alford Young, Jr., professor of sociology, examines the experiences of low-wage workers during isolation protocols stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, September 3rd
Riana Anderson, assistant professor in the school of public health, explores the reasons why black communities are facing a strong threat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, September 4th
Tabbye Chavous, professor of psychology and education, delves into higher education institutional responses to COVID-19 which may exacerbate educational inequalities for Black students.