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Opinion: Who counts in America?

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: July 29, 2020 8:01 AM CT | Published: July 29, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Bryce W. Ashby
Guest Columnist

Bryce W. Ashby

Bryce W. Ashby is an attorney with Donati Law, PLLC, and board member of Latino Memphis. 

Guest Columnist

Michael J. LaRosa

Michael J. LaRosa is an associate professor of history at Rhodes College.

Leaving undocumented people out of the census mirrors a more subtle indifference to the Latinx community here in Memphis. Recent reporting shows Hispanics are contracting 28% of all COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, while comprising only 10% of residents. 


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