Generations of children from poor families, many of them Black and Latino, found fun and respite at summer camps run by the YMCA of Greater New York. Now the pandemic has forced the camps to shut for good. “I’m so sad and angry,” one former camper said.
The #AmericanRescuePlan includes a temporary CTC expansion that would help the lowest income families afford monthly expenses like rent, diapers, and food. The policy would reduce child poverty among Black and Latino children and promote racial equity.
New: Thousands of kids were freed from juvenile detention during the pandemic. They were more likely to be White, data shows. Many youth facilities are increasingly holding almost entirely Black and Latino teens.
Women have been hit hard during this pandemic. @DrChrisMD believes the U.S. needs to invest in Black and Latino women's health and well-being, because they've suffered disproportionately. For more:
When it comes to the lack of diversity among financial advisors, there’s a great deal of work to be done. Just 3.8% of the industry’s more than 87,000 advisors who hold CFP designation are Black or Latino. @lazettabraxton and @emzohlen weigh in.
Almost 8,000 ballots in Georgia and Florida have been flagged for errors or rejection, reports @NBCNews — most of them cast by Black, Asian and Latino voters. So far, at least 1,565 mail-in ballots in Georgia have been rejected. About 50% of them are from Black voters.
NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s@lourdesgnavarro that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.."
Black and Latino Americans are 3x as likely to contract COVID-19 and more likely to die from it. The Biden-Harris administration is committed to controlling this virus and confronting these glaring racial health disparities.
Mail-in ballots cast by Black and Latino voters are being rejected at higher rates than white voters, report @nytimes and local outlets: - Georgia: Black rejection 2X higher - Florida: Black, Latino rejection 2X higher - North Carolina: Black, Latino rejection almost 4X higher
Percentage of tickets issued by NYPD officers that went to black or Latino people for . . . . jaywalking: 99% riding a bike on the sidewalk: 86.5%
CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, who is black and Latino, and his team were arrested by officers early this morning in Minneapolis. Not far away, CNN journalist Josh Campbell, who is white, says he was "treated much differently."
Bloomberg has a problem because of what he did with stop-and-frisk. It was a HORROR SHOW to be Black or Latino in New York for years. You were constantly stopped for NO reason – and Bloomberg defended it until 20 minutes ago. #DemDebates @CNN