We invite you to visit the Department’s blog post, A More Inclusive Economy is Key to Recovery edited by Janelle Jones, the U.S. Department of Labor’s chief economist. “During Black History Month, we have an opportunity to honor the Black Americans who helped advance civil rights and racial justice by continuing their work.
We honor them – as well as the frontline heroes whose work helped sustain the nation through this pandemic and the many workers who lost their livelihoods through no fault of their own – by building a more inclusive economy where all Americans will benefit from the growth to come.” Additionally, as we are reflecting on how to advance civil rights and racial justice, it is important to note the realities and challenges that affect Black people, including those with disabilities. For more information visit the RespectAbility post, Highlighting African Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month.