The resilience and importance of Latinas to our families have always been apparent. Their pivotal population and economic contribution to Texas’s growth and future must no longer be undermined or ignored. Covid-19 magnified multiple gender gap issues in a state ranked among the lowest nationally in gender inequities, particularly toward women of color.
Between the lingering impacts of last year’s economic shutdown and emerging variants of the coronavirus, the long-term effects of the pandemic on the workforce are still uncertain. Texas employment has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but recovery has been uneven, e.g., disproportionately impacting black and Hispanic low-skilled workers, and low-to-medium income households.
According to one researcher, it appears most Texas children live in neighborhoods with below average opportunities. Further, the state has an underdevelopment problem that is evident in its ability to produce the workforce needed to compete for and attract the best paying industries. The wide variation in outcomes across the state speaks to regional differences […]
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging Latino advocacy strategies and ‘Si se puede’ (yes we can) social change mantra. Latinos are at high-risk of experiencing disproportionate social, financial and health hardships from the coronavirus pandemic. High employment in the service industry, low-incomes, limited access to paid leave, and high diabetes and uninsured rates are some of […]