The Roadmap for Racial Equity Special Edition: Immigrants and English Learners

By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, August 24, 2020

Immigrants comprise one in six American workers, and English learners make up one in ten workers. Most immigrants are non-White, and this trend is expected to continue well into the future, with Asian and Latinx immigrants making up the largest shares of new Americans. English learners are similarly likely to be people of color.

As the pandemic has once again demonstrated, workers of color are disproportionately vulnerable to layoffs and pay cuts.

When National Skills Coalition published The Roadmap for Racial Equity  last year, the economic landscape looked quite different. Now, as the United States faces the continuing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession, NSC is releasing an excerpt of the original report with a more specific focus: The Roadmap for Racial Equity, Special Education: Immigrants and English Learners.