How do you know tax policies are not discriminatory if the IRS doesn’t collect data on race? This question triggered curiosity in Dr. Dorothy Brown, professor of law and author of The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans and How We Can Fix It.

Dr. Brown recently sat down with Danielle Goonan, Managing Director of Economic Policy for The Rockefeller Foundation’s Equity and Economic Opportunity initiative, to discuss her research on race and the tax system and started by noting that the American Dream is not a lived reality for Black Americans.

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