The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans – and How We Can Fix It

The Whiteness of Wealth

By Dorothy A. Brown. A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy. Draws on decades of cross-disciplinary research to show that tax law isn’t color-blind. Introduces readers to families across the economic spectrum whose stories demonstrate how American tax law rewards the preferences and practices of white people while pushing black people further behind. From attending college to getting married to buying a home, black Americans find themselves at a financial disadvantage compared to their white peers. The results are an ever-increasing wealth gap and more black families shut out of the American dream. Read more.