Black Americans in the United States have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice. The racial violence and recent uprisings that have risen in the past few years have worsened these conditions for Black families as they have to navigate being Black in America and the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the interdependent challenges of how Black youth are coping with COVID-19 and racism is less understood. Even less understood is how COVID-19 and racism has impacted the virtual learning experiences of Black youth from underserved communities.
This presentation will describe how COVID-19 stressors and experiences of racism impact Black youth’s well-being and virtual learning during a national pandemic and racial unrest.