Black in white coats: how Alabama’s black healthcare workers are battling pandemic, racism

Dressed in white coats and scrubs, black healthcare professionals are finding themselves on the frontlines of multiple battles: a global pandemic, police brutality and systemic racism in the healthcare system.

Beads of sweat dripped from Fredrick Richardson’s face on Friday as he led an event called the Unity Assembly at Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. A registered nurse at Huntsville Hospital’s emergency department, he has seen the racial disparities amplified by COVID-19.

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