Black Men, Masks and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several weeks, there have been many viral video postings by black men across the country, alleging racial profiling by police because they were wearing mandated masks to keep themselves and others safe in public.

These masks add layers to our skin but they also add layers to the suspicions thrust upon us by society in the minutes after we are born.

How do we stay safe… while trying to stay safe during the pandemic?


Authorized by Howard University

Dr. Terri Adams, Interim Chair, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Howard University