Racism in Tax Policy – a Zoom dialogue

Racism in Tax Policy – a Zoom dialogue


racial healing

The United States exhibits wider disparities of wealth than any other major developed nation. Over the past five decades, wealth has concentrated among the highest-income households, which are disproportionately white and male. In 2018, three white men held aggregate wealth greater than the aggregate wealth of one-half of all Americans. The median white household has 41 times more wealth than the median Black household and 22 times more wealth than the median Latinx household. On average women earn less than men in all industries. At the intersection of race and gender the gaps are even more shocking. Women of color are disproportionately poor suffering poverty rates of 21.4% Black women, 18.7% Latinas, and 22.8% Native American women, as compared to 7% for white men. Moreover, education, work, and marriage and other attributes that fall under the rubric of “personal responsibility” do not remedy these disparities.

Tax and spending systems are the most profound fiscal tools under the government’s control. Come hear about how aspects of federal, state and local tax systems worsen inequality, especially the racial wealth gap.  A facilitated dialogue will follow the presentation.

Our presenter:  Donnie Charleston is the Director of Policy & Advocacy for E Pluribus Unum, where he is responsible for developing the organization’s policy agenda and putting it to action, as well as  overseeing public policy research and partnerships for the organization. Donnie previously served as Director of State & Local Fiscal Engagement for The Urban Institute. Charleston also has extensive experience in state and local government. A native of North Carolina, Donnie currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Free and open to the public, with donations encouraged.  To donate click here

This program is eligible for 2 hours of CE credits for CPAs through TXCPA Houston.

The presentation will not be recorded.  Online registration is now closed. To request a Zoom link, please email cfhr2019@yahoo.com no later than 9:00am on October 20.

Event Type: Virtual
Date: October 20, 2021
Time : Noon Central Time to 2:00 PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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