Erica Groshen, senior extension associate at the ILR School, says that the rate of unemployment may be susceptible to error if some states are behind in their reporting of who has filed for unemployment benefits or if they report the data inaccurately.
Associate professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says, “It’s an image that harkens back to the antebellum plantation... Aunt Jemima is that kind of stereotype [that] is premised on this idea of black inferiority and otherness.”
“People are seeing for the first time just how militarized the police force is. And this militarization is contributing, potentially, to the higher rates of violence that we’re seeing more ubiquitously in this particular movement that’s happening right now,” says Sabrina Karim, professor of government.
“The top brass might be thinking they want to improve workplace culture here. I think from my vantage point bringing in legal and employment law experts working with human resources types can work to change the culture,” says Stewart Schwab, professor of law.
“As a holiday, Juneteenth perfectly encapsulates this moment which is almost equal parts anger over the reminders of how little regard there has generally been for Black life, health and freedom, and the totally unexpected reality that fundamental change has come,” says Noliwe Rooks, professor of literature. “Like a shock, change has come.”