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The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

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The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America is a groundbreaking book that explores the systemic racism that Black Americans face on a daily basis. The book is written by Dr. Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and it draws on extensive research and interviews with Black Americans from all walks of life.

Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America 32)
Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America Book 32)
by Jody David Armour

4.8 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1024 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 240 pages

The book argues that racism is not just a matter of individual prejudice, but rather a system of discrimination that is embedded in the very fabric of American society. This system of racism has a profound impact on the lives of Black Americans, leading to lower incomes, higher poverty rates, and shorter life expectancies.

The book also explores the ways in which Black Americans are forced to pay a "hidden tax" on their everyday lives. This tax includes the extra money that Black Americans must spend on things like housing, transportation, and healthcare. It also includes the emotional toll that racism takes on Black Americans, leading to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.

The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America is a powerful and important book that sheds light on the systemic racism that Black Americans face every day. The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the challenges that Black Americans face and to work towards creating a more just and equitable society.

Here are some of the key findings from the book:

  • Black Americans are more likely to be stopped by the police, even when they have not committed a crime.
  • Black Americans are more likely to be arrested and convicted of crimes, even for the same crimes that white Americans commit.
  • Black Americans are more likely to be sentenced to longer prison terms than white Americans for the same crimes.
  • Black Americans are more likely to live in poverty than white Americans.
  • Black Americans are more likely to die from preventable diseases than white Americans.

The book also offers some recommendations for how to address the problem of systemic racism. These recommendations include:

  • Increasing funding for education and job training programs for Black Americans.
  • Passing laws to protect Black Americans from discrimination in housing, employment, and the criminal justice system.
  • Providing reparations to Black Americans for the centuries of slavery and discrimination that they have endured.

The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America is a powerful and important book that sheds light on the systemic racism that Black Americans face every day. The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the challenges that Black Americans face and to work towards creating a more just and equitable society.

Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America 32)
Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America Book 32)
by Jody David Armour

4.8 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1024 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 240 pages
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Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America 32)
Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (Critical America Book 32)
by Jody David Armour

4.8 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1024 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 240 pages
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