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Black worker putting on mask with people waiting in the background
We're all seeing systematic efforts to shift the economic and health risks of the pandemic from governments and employers and onto the backs of disproportionately Black and brown workers.
Blog
Amy Traub
Our latest on the COVID-19 crisis — from a wake-up call about our years of cultural apartheid to what the pandemic means for the racial wealth gap, and more.
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Black delivery driver with a mask on his face delivering groceries
A unique set of injustices confront workers still heading off to a job every day in the midst of a pandemic.
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Amy Traub
“Providing sufficient paid sick time is the kind of common sense first step every business should be taking right now."
In the media
Denitsa Tsekova
“These are folks who are serving [and] preparing food for all of the rest of us. It's a recipe for contagion when...the people preparing your food cannot afford to stay home when they have a contagious disease.”
In the media
Denitsa Tsekova
One New York State bill would interrupt the cycle of discrimination that comes with employment credit checks.
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub
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Feet of people sitting on a bus, from a low angle
Felony disenfranchisement is one of several ways people get stripped of their power.
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I voted stickers in black, red, and blue
How we’re fighting back to protect voters in Pennsylvania, a disappointing ruling for Ohio voters, and more.
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Chiraag Bains
Gwyn Ellsworth
Amy Traub
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Black History Month collage with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and others
We’re celebrating the first full week of Black History Month with a reality check on the biggest news stories this week.
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Gwyn Ellsworth
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US Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Demos experts weigh in on the myths and mistruths inherent in the 2020 State of the Union
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Lew Daly
Mark Huelsman
Amy Traub
Laura Williamson