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www.americanprogress.org: Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity

Read Full Article Here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/reports/2019/08/07/472910/systematic-inequality-economic-opportunity/

Tipped service workers The practice of tipping service workers came to the United States from Europe in the 19th century.

Service workers were among the many workers initially excluded from the minimum wage provisions of the FLSA.

These thresholds jeopardize the economic well-being of people of color who work for smaller employers, such as domestic workers, service workers, and some agricultural workers.

Employment discrimination perpetuates inequality in economic well-being, especially for Black people.

Over the past 40 years, Black workers have consistently endured an unemployment rate approximately twice that of their white counterparts.

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