Public sector jobs have long provided economic security for Black families and communities and reduced the racial wealth gap, but current policy failures threaten that legacy.
Structural forces in the United States prevent Latinos from achieving the same employment outcomes as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, and policymakers can no longer ignore the equity gaps.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fact that the Black-white unemployment gap persists due to structural racism.
The U.S. government has long been a catalyst for innovation through federal funding and support, but it needs to be more inclusive of Black researchers and inventors.
Less wealth makes it more difficult for African American parents to get reliable access to the internet and devices for remote learning.
The Minority Business Development Agency has tremendous potential to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity in Black communities.
Workers of color are more likely to have serious underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
On the Frontlines at Work and at Home: The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color
Too little attention has been paid to the consequences of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic for women of color, even as it exacerbates existing disparities and further undermines their families’ economic stability and survival.
The unjust racial wealth gap leaves Black and Latinx communities especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
The United States needs policies that challenge structural racism in order to close the persistent unemployment gap between African Americans and whites.
An Elite College Has Dropped Legacy Admissions—It’s Time for Other Higher Education Institutions To Do the Same
Legacy admissions policies have racist origins and continue to exclude underrepresented students of color.
Black and Latinx students who earn bachelor’s degrees take longer to graduate, earn more debt, and face more employment challenges than white peers.
City and state policymakers across ideological divides can help raise standards for workers and boost sustainable economic growth by supporting employee ownership and broad-based profit-sharing.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
Despite an improved labor market, Black Americans still can’t obtain well-paying, stable jobs with quality benefits.