Even people who built rainy day funds over years are watching their savings run down to zero, with no relief from the government in sight.
Venessa WongAround the country, people saved like they were supposed to. Then the pandemic took it all. Some have $0 in the bank now. I spoke to people whose emergency funds have been depleted over the last six months, with no relief in sight. buzzfeednews.com/article/veness… via @BuzzFeedNews
Venessa WongOn Cleveland’s east side, in mostly Black neighborhoods, tenants struggling with their rent are facing the prospect of eviction. On the west side, in wealthier and whiter neighborhoods filled with homeowners, housing prices are soaring bloomberg.com/news/features/… via @sdonnan
Thanks to COVID, that fleeting dread most working parents experience now and then about being an utter failure is the new status quo.
Venessa WongNew from me: When people ask how I’ve been holding up during the pandemic with my 3 year old, infant, and work, I usually say jokingly, “Oh, you know, trying to get by.” But the truth for me and a lot of working parents is we’re not okay buzzfeednews.com/article/veness… via @BuzzFeedNews
Venessa WongMy household is approaching Day 140 of being mostly stuck in our New York apartment. My older son has hardly seen another little kid in months. On weekdays, while the adults work, he watches limitless amounts of TV
Former Anthropologie employees allege racial profiling at their stores, being followed around when they shopped at other locations, and earning less than their white colleagues.
Venessa WongNew from me—I spoke w former Anthropologie employees about reports that staff disproportionally directed its shoplifting code word "Nick"/"Nicky" on people of color. They described a work culture that made black people feel "less than" buzzfeednews.com/article/veness… via @BuzzFeedNews
“The take-home pay is completely ludicrous for what we do.”
Venessa WongNew from me: The scant rewards for being an essential worker during coronavirus. Many of them already earned close to minimum wage before the pandemic; now they’re also dealing with slashed hours as businesses wrestle with lockdowns. buzzfeednews.com/article/veness… via @BuzzFeedNews