The tax lady cometh

Professor Dorothy Brown combines data, legal scholarship, interviews and personal stories in her new book “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans — And How We Can Fix It." (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Professor Dorothy Brown combines data, legal scholarship, interviews and personal stories in her new book “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans — And How We Can Fix It." (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Posted May 6, 2021 at 8:00am

What do paying taxes and racial equity have to do with one another? As it turns out, quite a lot since American tax policy is written in a way that keeps Black Americans impoverished, according to Professor Dorothy Brown, author of  “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans — And How We Can Fix It." Brown, who has been trying to make this point for decades is finally being heard. This week, we delve into the world of taxes and racism and listen to the compelling research, data and narrative that Dorothy Brown has put together.

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