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Published — December 18, 2020

How journalists documented America’s inequality crisis in 2020

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Introduction

The United States entered 2020 with historic levels of income inequality. Health impacts and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated that gulf, with depression-level unemployment rates, a looming eviction and mortgage crisis and food insecurity having a disproportionate impact on women and Black and Latino communities.

We share important news about inequality issues in each edition of Watchdog. This week, we look back at some of the most significant journalism on inequality from 2020: 

Public Integrity’s inequality reporting

In 2020, some of Public Integrity’s most significant investigative work on America’s inequality crisis included: 

Read more in Inside Public Integrity

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