Vol. 2 (2) Dec. 2020

Article ID. JHSSR-1056-2020[2]

Colors of Skin and COVID-19: Plateaus of Post-Enlightenment

Brij Mohan


Systemic inequality; racism; Covid 19; institutional meltdown; and post-enlightenment challenges

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The most prescient takeaway in the wake of this Covid 19 catastrophe is: A pandemic is a global catastrophe without simplistic explanations. This article seeks to unravel the anatomy of a persistent problem: Systemic racism and inequality breed oppressive human conditions which manifest institutional meltdown–nationally and internationally–that calls for Enlightenment Two. A post-enlightenment argument is made to re-think Social Contract and its consequential dissolution owing to persistently hierarchized inequality and injustice.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37534/bp.jhssr.2020.v2.n2.id1056.p3