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Crisis Conversations: Calling for a New Bailout — for Women of Color

Crisis Conversations: Calling for a New Bailout  — for Women of Color

On this edition of Crisis Conversations, we look at the arguments why the next Federal bailout package should focus on Black women and women of color. Before the pandemic, even with historically low unemployment, Black women and women of color were more likely to be clustered in undervalued jobs that don’t pay well. Now, even though they are likely to be key breadwinners for their families, women of color are disproportionately likely to have lost their jobs in the pandemic. And because of gender and racial pay gaps and the deep wealth gap, women of color are less likely to have the resources to weather the current storm. How can we change that? Host: Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab at New America Guests: Jocelyn Frye, Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Dominique Derbigny, Deputy Director of Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap (CWWG) initiative Latrice Wilson, furloughed payroll supervisor and advocate for Unemployed Action Dr. Michelle Holder, Assistant professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York Jaime Gloshay, Project Manager at Roanhorse Consulting (RCLLC), Co-founder of Native Women Lead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 30 min

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