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The American Rescue Plan and Black Communities

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis are devastating Black communities. While Black Americans are 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent nearly 24 percent of age-adjusted COVID-19 deaths. Black families also face higher than average unemployment rates and other economic challenges associated with the pandemic. Black Americans are facing one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. In January, nine percent of Black workers – 1.8 million people – were unemployed. Approximately 1 in 5 Black households are also struggling with food insufficiency, and more than 1 in 3 Black renters have fallen behind on payments.

 

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