In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Jamila Michener joins Julia, Lee, and James to consider the politics of race and class in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michener is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on poverty, racial inequality, and public policy in the United States. Her recent book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018) examines how Medicaid—the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income—affects democratic citizenship. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted marginalized communities? Will Americans hold the government accountable for its pandemic response? Is a political backlash coming? These are some of the questions Jamila, Julia, Lee, and James discuss on this week’s episode.