Recent study shows U.S. parents of color more concerned about sending kids back to school

New study shows parents of color are more concerned about sending their kids back to school

A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation polled parents across the United States. It found that 92% of parents of color are concerned about teachers and other staff members at school getting sick from the coronavirus. 69% of white parents expressed concern.

Due to health and social inequities, people from racial and ethnic minority groups are at a higher risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Minority groups make up 57.4% of COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC. White individuals account for 38.4% of cases.

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4.2% are from multiple, other or non-Hispanic, according to CDC data found here.