‘We didn’t sign up for this’: Not essential during a storm but essential now
Rohan Trevon Brown works for the state Department of Social Services, deciding who gets medical, supplemental food and other benefits.
“I’ve always been told that we’re not essential,” Brown said. “You’re not essential, you’re — for better choice of words — ‘less-than.’ After a while, I hate to say, but you become used to that. So I put myself in the ‘less-than’ category.”