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The Resource The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap, Mehrsa Baradaran

The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap, Mehrsa Baradaran

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The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap
Title
The color of money
Title remainder
Black banks and the racial wealth gap
Statement of responsibility
Mehrsa Baradaran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 businesses. But the catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty. In this timely and eye-opening account, Baradaran challenges the long-standing belief that black communities could ever really hope to accumulate wealth in a segregated economy"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baradaran, Mehrsa
Dewey number
330.9008996073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.B37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American banks
  • Discrimination in banking
  • African Americans
  • Wealth
Label
The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap, Mehrsa Baradaran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forty acres or a savings bank -- Capitalism without capital -- The rise of black banking -- The new deal for white America -- Civil rights dreams, economic nightmares -- The decoy of black capitalism -- The free market confronts black poverty -- The color of money matters
Control code
on1059249851
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780674237476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1059249851
Label
The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap, Mehrsa Baradaran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forty acres or a savings bank -- Capitalism without capital -- The rise of black banking -- The new deal for white America -- Civil rights dreams, economic nightmares -- The decoy of black capitalism -- The free market confronts black poverty -- The color of money matters
Control code
on1059249851
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780674237476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1059249851

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