According to a report published today by Bloomberg News, Black Georgians who lost their jobs during the pandemic were more likely than White ones to be denied unemployment benefits.
In the year following the beginning of the pandemic, 2.25 million people applied for unemployment benefits in Georgia.
But the Georgia Department of Labor ruled that 800,000 of these were invalid, based on standards that require people work for employers participating in the unemployment system and that individuals make enough money to file claims.
This week's panel - Chris Dowd and Gwen O'Looney - sits down with WUGA's Alexia Ridley to discuss the week in news and politics. The panel discusses the latest in local redistricting, the retirement next year of CCSD Superintendent Xernona Thomas, and the future of an early learning center as time ticks away on a federal funding deadline.