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Candidates' wealth gap policies should acknowledge discrimination, Brown tells NY Times

Democratic presidential candidates say they want to narrow the enduring black-white wealth gap in America. But their proposed policies don't use the most direct way possible--by steering benefits to African-Americans, a New York Times columnist writes. The mortgage interest deduction, disproportionately benefits white families, as do tax advantages for the rich, who are more likely to be white. "The first and most efficient approach is targeting relief to the people who were targeted with discrimination," said Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown.
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