Could U.S. Economic Disparity Stem from White Supremacy?
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

According to an essay written by Imaru Jones at Colorlines, “White wealth is double what it was 30 years ago. Black and Latino wealth is at its lowest point ever recorded.”

Jones thinks in order to address the wealth disparity, Americans must address “systemic white supremacy.”

He writes: “White supremacy is a low-level assumption about characteristics that white people allegedly have which transforms inequality between them and everyone else into something natural. It often masks itself as fairness and goes unquestioned as a result. Using this definition, our current tax code is a work of white supremacy.”

Read more at Colorlines.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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