Across the United States, we, as a nation at an individual and community level, are faced with multiple health and financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented time has also increased the disparity in economic status and opportunity available to people that are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) with disabilities.
National Disability Institute (NDI) has prepared the new research brief: Race, Ethnicity and Disability: The Financial Impact of Systemic Inequality and Intersectionality. The brief shares a historical context for understanding intersectionality, the financial impacts on BIPOC individuals with disabilities and presents a set of conclusions and recommendations that should involve all of us as individuals, families, organizations, institutions and government. The most financially vulnerable population in America is the group of individuals that live at the intersection of disability, race and ethnicity.
We look forward to working with you to design interventions that reduce lack of access to economic opportunity and ensure that the design and implementation of a post-COVID-19 path to economic recovery involves intentional efforts to support the most financially vulnerable in our society – BIPOC individuals with disabilities.