Plagues Expose the Foundations of Injustice

Plagues Expose the Foundations of Injustice
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

As the current public health emergency deepens, it is revealing and worsening broader economic and social emergencies that we have been confronted with for many years. These are emergencies caused by the lack of health care, affordable housing, living wages, labor rights, voting rights, and environmental protection, by war, police violence, the criminal justice system, and policy violence of all kinds.

For years, the poor and dispossessed, people of faith and conscience, teachers and organizers, have been ringing the alarm on these emergencies, offering solutions, and taking direct action to solve them. In response, those in positions of political, economic, and moral authority have committed a crime denounced by prophets throughout the ages.

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