We can’t build back better without economic justice for racialized women

Feminist Economic Recovery Plan calls for more equitable workplace policies and support for BIPOC-led businesses

This summer has been one of racial reckoning. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions joined in Black Lives Matter protests around the world, protesting police brutality and systemic racism. While many imagine that Canada is removed from systemic racism, Canada’s economy was built on and still functions on the backs of those who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). It’s these communities that have been disproportionately bearing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic – especially BIPOC women.

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