Among Wisconsin’s jobless, Black applicants half as likely as whites to receive pandemic aid

A federal audit has uncovered what researchers into Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance system have long suspected: People of color are less likely to receive jobless compensation than their white counterparts. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development previously told Wisconsin Watch that it lacked data to know whether its systems might favor some groups over others, such … Read more

‘Artists anticipate things because they work in the realm of the imagination’: Creating in a pandemic time loop

Alissa Wilkinson is a film and cultural critic at Vox who has been thinking about how artists — movie directors, writers and musicians — capture the time they live in, or the time they imagine. It’s how they acknowledge, remember and process our complicated life. Wilkinson found that artists have been responding to the COVID-19 … Read more