There’s a Hole in Our “Recovery” the Size of a Generation

By Nia West-Bey


What kind of “recovery” systematically fails an entire generation?  What are we saying to young people about their value when their cries for economic and social justice go largely unanswered? 

Young people’s continued struggle is an indictment of our “recovery.” A year ago, we knew that the COVID-19 pandemic was taking a particularly brutal toll on youth and young adults. Whether looking at unemploymentmental health or health insurance, young people were struggling.

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