Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession – this should come as no surprise

May 7, 2020

As a labor economist and former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor under the Clinton administration, I know that history has shown that black Americans consistently bear the brunt of recessions and natural disasters. Investing in better, sustainable communities to address racial inequality will help not just vulnerable populations, but all Americans, better survive future economic shocks.

Opinion by William Rodgers III, The Conversation, May 6, 2020

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