Caregivers facing more racism during pandemic

Caregivers facing more racism during pandemic

/ 10:00 PM July 29, 2021

The latest data on racial discrimination experienced by caregivers support media reports of increased racism during the Covid-19 pandemic. Children may experience racism directly or witness it against their caregivers, according to


Caregivers who responded to the questionnaire, Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic, compared their experiences of racism before and during the pandemic.

Asian caregivers more often reported experiencing an increase in racism during the pandemic compared with all other race/ethnicities (44% compared with 31%). 


In March 2021, nearly one in three caregivers in California who had ever experienced race/ethnicity discrimination reported experiencing increased racism since the pandemic began, while just over half reported no change, and about one in six reported a decrease.

On the questionnaire from November 2020, a caregiver shared, “Social challenges are the greatest challenge I have faced since [the pandemic began] and I don’t want my child to face racism or discrimination.”

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TAGS: Caregiving, civil rights, pandemic racism, racial discrimination
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