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For those who don't think it's important to have an entire month dedicated to the history of Black people in this country, who think that the racism we experienced "back then" no longer exists or impacts us, let me tell you something: Our members, who provide quality care to seniors and people with disabilities so that they can stay in their homes and out of institutions, have been denied basic labor protections for over 75 years because of Jim Crow-era racism.
It all started with the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), labor laws enacted in the 1930s to protect working Americans by granting them overtime pay, a guaranteed minimum wage, and more. But because some Southern lawmakers back then were uncomfortable with the idea of domestic workers and farm laborers (who were mostly women and people of color) getting the same rights as white workers, both groups were excluded from the FLSA.
Click the link in my bio to read the rest of my post and learn more about how Jim Crow era racism impacts homecare workers today! #BlackHistoryMonth #1u