BLACK VOICES

US Government Shutdown Has Out-sized Impact On African American Workers

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 4: Federal government workers hold a protest on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to call for an end
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 4: Federal government workers hold a protest on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to call for an end to the government shutdown on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

WASHINGTON — Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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