McKinsley report shows Black men are most likely to be displaced by automation
"Black Men's Jobs Most Likely to be Displaced by Automation, Study Says", 9 October, 2019
A new McKinsey & Company study, “The Future of Work in Black America” reveals this shift to automation will hit African American men the hardest... The McKinsey study found three factors leading to Black men feeling the brunt of this shift: One, African American men are overrepresented in high-displacement job categories... [including] food service, factory workers, data-entry workers and retail workers. Two, African American men are underrepresented in low-displacement job categories, which include occupations like farming, teaching and nursing as well as creative, business and legal jobs. Third, African American men are less likely to live in areas expected to see the most economic growth in the next decade... The study found Black women were less likely to feel the brunt of automation because they are more represented in healthcare jobs... The mean displacement across the entire Black workforce is 23.1%, but for Black men, its 24.8%. For Black women, the rate is lower at 21.6%... To help remedy this issue, the report recommends improving the areas in which African American communities live and improving access to good education.