Twitter | Search | |
Anna Gifty
Did you know that since the pandemic started the employment rate for Black women has dropped 11 PERCENTAGE POINTS? More than *any* other group. This morning, I make a case for why centering Black women may save us from economic disaster. A thread/
Reply Retweet Like More
Anna Gifty Jun 25
Replying to @federalreserve
Remember the 2008 financial crisis? Everyone was broke and Wall Street was on fire? Well, the rolled out some pretty important economic policies to get people to buy and borrow again. Their policies, however, didn't help everyone, especially Black women. 2/6
Reply Retweet Like
Anna Gifty Jun 25
Replying to @itsafronomics
Between 2009 and 2011, BW lost TWICE as many jobs as were gained by Black men and had the worst unemployment rate among ALL women groups. So what does that have to do with today? Weell, the same thing is happening again, BW are losing the most jobs at an alarming rate. 3/6
Reply Retweet Like
Anna Gifty Jun 25
Replying to @itsafronomics
Policies aimed at getting us through COVID19 aren't helping BW (probably because none of the people making those policies are BW). This is bad because BW are overrepresented among essential workers who are risking their lives w/o being protected. 4/6
Reply Retweet Like
Anna Gifty Jun 25
Replying to @janellecj @Groundwork
That said, we need to recenter the economy on BW: an idea coined by called "Black Women Best". It's the idea that if the economy works for BW, it works for all of us. Not doing this could be catastrophic. 5/6
Reply Retweet Like
Anna Gifty Jun 25
Replying to @itsafronomics
In conclusion, the economic power of BW matters: - BW make up the majority of working Black people. - Over 70% of Black mothers are breadwinners. - BW make up a good share of small biz owners Ignoring us is simply not an option. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. 6/6
Reply Retweet Like
Sarafina Nance Jun 25
Replying to @itsafronomics
this is horrifying
Reply Retweet Like