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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

8 Ways the Government Shutdown Effects Black People

The government shutdown will hurt many of its workers, however, a disproportionate number of the  800,000 furloughed federal workers are African-Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Blacks make up nearly 1 in 5 non-postal federal employees. When the government starts to issue temporary pink slips to nearly a million federal employees, many African-American households, already working on tight budgets, will suffer even more. They have rent and home mortgages to pay, children’s tuition due, and food and clothes to buy. Read More at Atlanta Black Star

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