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On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated (Colorlines)
Though the Civil Rights Act brought legal segregation to an end decades ago, people of color are still being pushed into lower-paying occupations, writes Rinku Sen.
- Roosevelt Take: A new infographic from the Roosevelt Institute’s Future of Work initiative outlines five policy proposals that would promote an inclusive workforce.
Domestic Care for Family Members Isn’t Valued If Its Givers Are Exploited (Truthout)
In a book excerpt, Sheila Bapat cites research from Roosevelt Fellow Annette Bernhardt and others to show how domestic workers are shut out from standard labor protections.
We Know We Work Too Much. Now How Do We Stop It? (New Republic)
Bryce Covert looks at paid leave and vacation laws, health care reform, work-sharing programs, and other potential statutory solutions to America’s oversized workweek.
Porsches, Potholes and Patriots (NYT)
The Fourth of July should prompt a celebration of America’s great public investments — and an acknowledgment that they depended on taxes, writes Nicholas Kristof.
Census: One-Quarter of Americans Now Live in “Poverty Areas” (Slate)
Data from 2010 shows that a growing number of Americans live in areas where more than 20 percent of the population is below the poverty line, notes Jordan Weissmann.
Yellen Drives Wedge Between Monetary Policy, Financial Bubbles (Reuters)
Fed chair Janet Yellen says monetary policy is the wrong tool to curb financial risk, report Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider. She sees no need to raise rates at present.
New on Next New Deal
Millennials forced to move home may have their economic futures determined by where they were born, writes Roosevelt Campus Network Operations Director Lydia Bowers.