How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans - and How We Can Fix It

Date: 

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

On Thursday, February 10, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion about how the American tax system rewards white people while further exploiting and harming Black people’s economic realities. Dorothy Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University, author of “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It” will be joined in discussion by moderator Mehrsa Baradaran, author of “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap,” and Professor of Law, University of California Irvine.

About the Series 

This forum is a part of the Reckoning with the Past, Rebuilding the Future speaker series co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center and the Institute of Politics (IOP). Featuring prominent scholars, advocates, and leaders in the field, this series critically examines the past year of promises of institutional antiracist change and how more truthful teaching of American history can lead to social transformation. Join us to answer the questions: What has been done? What is the real impact? What work should we be doing? How do we, as individuals, institutions, and policymakers leverage new awareness and commitments around racial equity in order to dismantle structural racism in the United States?