An unequal playing field explains why Black Americans have far less wealth, higher unemployment and lower rates of homeownership than white Americans do. As the United States re-examines its racial gaps, professor Mehrsa Baradaran’s bracing book explores America’s fraught history. She delves into the US government policies that discriminated against Black Americans and the reforms that promised much but delivered little. Baradaran’s scathing analysis highlights how economic inequity lies at the root of systemic racism.
About the Author
Mehrsa Baradaran is a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. She is also the author of How the Other Half Banks.
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3 years agoAmerican was never founded on equality - it's an article of faith that isn't true. It's when we talk of Athenian democracy - democracy for whom? If slavery existed at the time of the drafting of the American Constitution and does nothing to address it then inequity was LOCKED IN at the outset.
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