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The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap


"When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than one hundred and fifty years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money seeks to explain the stubborn persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. With the civil rights movement in full swing, President Nixon promoted "black capitalism," a plan to support black banks and minority-owned ...

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    • Title: The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780674970953, 0674970950
    • eText ISBN: 9780674982307
    • Edition: 2017
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