Debo and David sit down with Dr. Keri Day, Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion at Princeton Theological Seminary.
COVID-19 in Dr. Day’s home state of New Jersey shows the disparities between well-to-do white communities versus areas with people of color. Dr. Day also defines African American Religion and talks about how religion has developed in the United States.
They also talk about the disproportionate rate that COVID-19 has affected black people. Why is this happening? Dr. Day goes into detail about the top reasons for this: inequality and inequity. Low income African American communities are deeply disenfranchised, not just politically but economically. Is this pandemic the latest example of the systemic inequalities faced by black Americans in the United States, and if so, is this an opportunity for us to do something different and correct ourselves?
Dr. Keri Day earned her PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt, her MA in Religion and Ethics at Yale University Divinity School, and her Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University.