What Are the Unemployment Numbers Not Saying?

This week Dan and Brendan sit down with Dr. Andre M. Perry from Brookings to discuss his latest research on inequality within our communities. Dr. Perry highlights that we must look beyond the numbers to see the apparent lack of opportunities, investment, and wealth within communities of color around the country. His message is one of hope, as he calls for communal action and responsive policies. 

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“Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry begins in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Bringing his own personal story of growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Perry also spotlights five others where he has deep connections: Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He provides an intimate look at the assets that should be of greater value to residents—and that can be if they demand it.”
Source: Brookings

Other Works By Dr. Andre M. Perry:

Published by Will Work 4 Podcast

Daniel, a former Job Developer, and Brendan, an eternal dreamer, look to normalize difficult dialogues to ease the uncertainty of unemployment. They hope by sharing their own experiences around finding meaningful work, inviting experts in the field to share tips and tricks, and gathering resources, they'll create a community of support to help each other in the process of finding their next career. All this will hopefully make you feel a little more connected and a little less alone.

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