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Prioritizing a workforce agenda for economic recovery
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Prioritizing a workforce agenda for economic recovery

Marie Kurose and Livia Lam write about prioritizing workers of color in plans for economic recovery.

Amid America’s racial reckoning, the incoming administration will be forced to grapple with the reality of how structural racism privileges the lives of one group over others.

With COVID-19 exacerbating long standing economic inequality and digital divides, there’s a real need for a policy agenda centering people of color to drive the future of work and workers. But even as attention to equity has proliferated, policies to address the deleterious impacts of systemic racism have been far too often absent.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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Marie Kurose

Livia Lam

Senior Fellow; Director, Workforce Development