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Black People Are Still Working Themselves to Death and It Will Not Stop Anytime Soon

Overwork is a vestige of slavery

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Co-authored by David Stovall, PhD and Ebony Omotola McGee, PhD

We do it all the time. As Black academics and racial justice researchers, we work seven days a week and way too many hours in the…




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David Stovall

David Stovall

David Stovall, Ph.D. is professor of Black Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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