In the News

Mar 26, 2021

CEE Co-Director M.V. Lee Badgett spoke to NBC News regarding issues LGBTQ people face since the pandemic, including discrimination and higher rates of mental health problems: “The pandemic just kind of dug in and found all of the inequalities and just turned that into this whole other kind of nightmare for people, It is bleak. I mean, there's really no way around that.”

Read the full article at NBC News

Feb 25, 2021

CEE Research Affiliate and UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative Research Director Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas was featured in a recent piece for Marketplace focused on how recent proposals to overhaul the immigration system might affect the economy. Dominguez-Villegas outlined the "undocumented wage penalty" affecting unauthorized immigrants. "That wage penalty doesn’t just lead to hardship for individuals. It also translates into reduced spending and economic activity overall."

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Feb 15, 2021

A new report from TechTarget investigates Salesforce's remote work hiring strategies in perpetuating inequality. The report cites our 2018 report Is Silicon Valley Tech Diversity Possible Now? in noting the importance of recruiting employees outside of homogenous population centers in ensuring a diverse workforce. 

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Dec 16, 2020

WFAE Charlotte's piece "Gas Station Workers Face Safety Challenges During Pandemic" features data from Caroline Pryor and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's recent report How COVID Exposes Healthcare Deficits for Black Workers. 1 in 4 Black Americans work jobs where they’re considered an essential worker, a rate 147% above their proportion in the labor forces. 

Read the whole piece here.

Dec 14, 2020

The Denver Business Journal cited data from our Employment Diversity by City visualization. The article profiles Western Governors University director Corey Edwards efforts to diversify Denver's executive workforce, where Hispanic and Black executives are underrepresented by 70.8% and 71.8% respectively.

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Dec 3, 2020

Axios' "The broken pipeline for Latino executives" details the representational gap between Latino professionals and executives, the widest gap for any minority group in the U.S. The piece uses data from our Where Are the Latino Executives? study from January of 2020 as well as our Employment Diversity data visualization.

Read the full Axios piece here.

Nov 2, 2020

The Springfield Republican's article "Top Issues for Latino Voters in Swing States for the 2020 Election" cited findings from our joint report with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative "Top Issues for Latino Voters in Swing States for the 2020 Election."

Read the article via MassLive


CEE Researcher Co-Authors Report on Latinos in the Digital Economy

Oct 2, 2020

CEE Researcher Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas served as expert contributor to a new report by UCLA's Latino Policy and Politics Initiative: "Latino Workers and Digitalization: An Analysis and Policy Roadmap to Building an Inclusive 21st Century Digital Economy." The report analyzes the impact of the digital divide on the lives of Latinos, which due to unequal access to education and technological resources has prevented Latinos from acquiring the skills needed in the 21st-century economy.

Read the full report here.

Aug 18, 2020

UMass Labor Center and CEE researchers Jasmine Kerrissey, Clare Hammonds, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey have released a new article through the Conversation "Black and Latino essential workers experience greater safety concerns than their white counterparts." Taking from their larger study on Massachusetts essential workers released last month, the article focuses on the disproportionate health burden placed on Black and Latino workers, who are more likely to work in essential jobs and less able to access health benefits that white workers. 

Read the full article through The Conversation

Aug 4, 2020

The article "Will anything change for the low-wage essential workers once hailed as heroes?" uses data from CEE and UMass Labor Center directors Clare Hammond, Jasmine Kerrissey, and Don Tomaskovic-Devey's survey of Massachusetts essential workers. Frontline workers, in particular Black and Latino workers, continue to face higher risk of COVID infection, even as temporary wage increases have ended. 

Read through the Boston Globe