The Takeaway

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

Overwork is a vestige of slavery

A black woman working alone in a dark office
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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…