Research suggests that Black and Hispanic individuals are among the groups likely to experience large increases in poverty rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In St. Louis, the Black median household income has remained at nearly half of the White household income since 2005. Combined with healthcare costs, furloughs and layoffs, overrepresentation in low-wage front line jobs, lack of assets and access to emergency savings, Black families are looking at long-term generational impacts and a much harder road to economic recovery. However, there are efforts to enact policies that offer better protections against poverty.
In Episode VIII of the series, data and policy analysts, researchers, and community builders, will share ideas for how we might turn the tide against economic injustice and advance racial equity. Register in advance.
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