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Saturday Evening Owls: The coronavirus pandemic is widening the racial wealth hole

Even in the course of the financial restoration of current years, minority teams had been lagging behind, says [Valerie Wilson, director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy] Financial Coverage Institute. “There have been vital racial disparities in wages, vital racial disparities in unemployment, vital racial disparities within the sorts of jobs individuals held.”

Black, Latino and Native American employees had been extra prone to have jobs that had been misplaced in the course of the pandemic, Wilson says. A Harvard College analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey, launched in July, discovered that 58% of Latino and 53% of Black households skilled loss in earnings early within the pandemic. Wilson’s own research has proven that Latino employees have been significantly affected by job losses in the course of the pandemic.

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On this date at Day by day Kos in 2005Getting forward of the difficulty on Iraq:

Elected Democrats have been rightly knocked round for having no management instincts, and that is nowhere extra seen than on the difficulty of Iraq. Whereas Democrats in DC and in races across the nation need to fake that Iraq could be trumped by well being care and social safety, there’s simply no approach that is going to occur. Iraq might be points primary, two and three on voters’ minds.

Now this is the issue. Most DC Democrats I’ve spoken to are very a lot towards the conflict, however they’re afraid to say so. Afraid to look weak. Afraid that they will be tarred as peaceniks.

But, regardless of any high-profile opposition to the conflict, an increasing number of individuals are turning on Bush’s Conflict. And now that polling is exhibiting the American individuals more and more disenchanted with the conflict and agitating for a pullout, extra Democrats will really feel compelled to take “brave” stances on the conflict, now that solely 32 p.c of the American individuals approve of it.

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