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The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast recently featured an interview with Dorothy Brown, tax researcher and Emory University Law School professor, that suggests that the Internal Revenue Code is structured to disadvantage African heritage taxpayers while benefiting white American taxpayers. Professor Brown suggests that this is just one more systemic process--whether intentional or unintentional--that feeds the ever-widening wealth gap between white Americans and African heritage Americans.
The movie Judas and the Black Messiah, about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, is up for six Oscars on Sunday. The NPR podcast Throughline looks into the history of the Black Panther Party.
Below is a link to the NPR podcast, Planet Money. On October 7 they broadcast a 21-minute episode called Rethinking Black Wealth featuring Dr. Andre Perry. an analyst with the Brookings Institution.
In my opinion, this episode has Pizza & Social Justice written all over it.
Check it out and see what you think.
Economist Kerwin Charles, the dean of Yale University’s School of Management, grew up in a small village in Guyana.
Below is a recording of an NPR Planet Money episode (June 12, 2020) called “Patent Racism” that you may find intriguing. It is an interesting, concrete example of systemic racism at work.
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Health officials have stressed that novel coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on race or ethnicity. But disparities long present in the U.S. medical system are now driving what some call a crisis within a crisis: black and brown communities across the country are being hit harder, and with fewer resources to save them. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Uché Blackstock of Advancing Health Equity.
Black people in Louisiana make up 70% of the deaths in all known coronavirus patients in the state, while only representing about 32% of the population.
That's according to Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health, who released new statistics on the racial break down of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.
According to Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, the numbers are a reflection of the lack of access African Americans have to the healthcare system in Louisiana.