Catherine Powell is a professor of law at Fordham Law School and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)In what I call the “color of Covid,” the pandemic has highlighted a range of underlying inequalities on race — including on the job front — now exacerbated by the health crisis and the emerging stay-at-home economy. Just as Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, has rightly demanded that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “end its silence on the racial impact of Covid-19” in terms of health and morbidity, so too must we all reconcile — and address — the fact that the black and Latinx communities and workers are bearing the brunt of the pandemic. While millions of white-collar employees now work remotely from home, jobless claims have once again soared — to a total of 16 million jobs in the last three weeks (6.6 Americans filing for unemployment in the last week alone) — with people of color particularly hard hit. According to the latest available numbers provided by the US


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