By Colton Campbell, IEDC Intern
When disaster strikes the United States, minority and poor communities inevitably bear the brunt. With COVID-19 the disparities are clear. Minority populations are less likely to have access to good health care and more likely to be working frontline jobs. Now, as Texas warms back up from the last couple weeks of freezing temperatures and utility grid stresses, it begs the questions of how disadvantaged groups were affected by the storm compared to the more affluent, and if there is something that can be done to address these issues that happen time and again.