My grandmother used to say “there’s something good in everything.” That’s hard to imagine, considering the past year. With the death toll from the pandemic now standing at over half a million, the scope of human loss is unfathomable, like a math equation that leads to infinity. It was not immediately clear how vulnerable Black and Latinx people were. At first, some of us thought we couldn’t get the virus. Mixed messages from the government and the news didn’t help. Before long, the numbers showed COVID-19′s devastation and that Black and brown people, especially in the cities, lay directly in its line of fire. To read the full story.