Tazra Mitchell is a Policy Analyst at the NC Justice Center, an anti-poverty organization based in Raleigh, NC.
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February 22, 2016
Note from author: I updated this piece from summer 2015 to reflect the latest poverty data. I believe that this piece is a good fit for MomsRising’s Black History Month blog carnival because there is a persistent and harsh legacy that confronts people of color, our families, and communities every day. Some pundits would like us to believe that acknowledgement of our history is radical rather than the fact that the US has a very radical, discriminatory history that continues to hold back opportunity. Importantly, exposing racial income gaps is key to making the case for policies that will...