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Latina and Black women lost jobs in record numbers. Policies designed for all women don’t necessarily help.

Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report on January employment included bad news about Black and Latina women in the workforce, writes Jamila Michener, associate professor of government in a Washington Post op-ed.
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George Floyd’s killing was just the spark. Here’s what really made the protests explode.

Racial discrimination pervades nearly every aspect of American life, writes Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, in an op-ed in the Washington Post. George Floyd is the most recent casualty of far-reaching effects of continued racial discrimination.

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How responding to the new coronavirus is making the safety net for gig workers less flimsy

Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government, considers in an opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle how government action in response to the coronavirus outbreak will affect gig workers.

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People who get Medicaid are made to feel powerless

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government, writes about her research, which shows that people on Medicaid often feel powerless and therefore disengage in politics.

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