Black Tax (1963?)
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BLACK TAX--17,400 Google hits
"Black tax" is not in the OED.
I decided the parking ticket of a black woman today. After I announced my
decision, she said it was OK, it was just another "black tax." I said, no, it
was a fire hydrant ticket.
"Black tax" has been in increasing circulation since about the 1960s and
1970s. It seems to have gained steam since about 1999.
_Liberated from his cotton fields, an artist is reborn_
The News Journal, DE - <NOBR>Apr
... Now he has finished the series of 12 paintings and has plans to start a
new series called "Black Tax," inspired by his recent reading of "Negrophobia
After the holiday job ended in December 2005, Saunders kept painting. Now he
has finished the series of 12 paintings and has plans to start a new series
called "Black Tax," inspired by his recent reading of "Negrophobia and
Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America," (New York
University Press, 2000) by Jody David Armour, and Ralph Ellison's 1952 classic,
_The Lamentable, the Laughable and the Lovable: Cabin in the Sky ..._
Brooklyn Rail, NY - <NOBR>Mar 1
... Kenya faces daily the overwhelming pressure of the “black tax.” As a
black professional she is under more scrutiny and has to work doubly hard to
get half ...
'Black tax' -- the tithe that binds
By Jody Armour, JODY ARMOUR is a professor at USC School of Law.
November 20, 2005
The black tax is the price blacks (and other minorities) pay in our daily
lives because of racial stereotypes. Like a tax, racial discrimination is
persistent, pervasive and seemingly inevitable — as in "Nothing in life is certain
save death and taxes." And just as the state collects general taxes, blacks
often regard state representatives such as police and judges as IRS agents
for the black tax.
But while tax regimes are typically either regressive (falling mainly on the
poor) or progressive (falling mainly on the privileged), the black tax falls
on both as indifferently as rain.
It falls on poor minorities in the redlining — charging higher prices — in
their neighborhoods by services ranging from banking to pizza delivery; in
the greater exposure to environmental toxins, and in the greater concentration
of crumbling schools and hospitals.
The black tax also falls on privileged minorities — those who parlay
diplomas, athletic ability or big box office into impressive portfolios, "desirable"
ZIP Codes and pricey schools — in the profiling that their pedigrees won't
ward off. Neither my Harvard and Berkeley degrees nor chaired law school
professorship gained me a tax exemption. The face of crime for most Americans is
_Racist Car Dealers (was Re: Good Quote)_
... Journal article of about three months past, an editorial on the "black
let me just tell you two stories from that first-person account that stand
(http://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.african.american?lnk=sg&hl=en) - Jul 27 1992, 11:53 am by Arthur Johnson - 87
messages - 39 authors
_WILPF: Program & Legislative Actions Dec/Jan 1994_
... reconstruction. The People's Institute for Economics estimates that the
"Black tax rebate" is now equal to about $43,209 per person. ...
(http://groups.google.com/group/misc.activism.progressive?lnk=sg&hl=en) - Dec 13 1994, 6:41 pm by Rich Winkel - 1 message - 1
_America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans_
by Henry Louis Gates - Current Events - 2004 - 464 pages
Page 88 - But if you go through that maze, once again it's the black tax. If
figure out the black tax, then you have a different dialogue. ...
_Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations_
by Roy L Brooks - Social Science - 2004 - 325 pages
Page 14 - After paying millions of dollars in “black tax” refunds, the IRS
against accountants who were preparing these returns. ...
_Racialised Barriers: The Black Experience in the United States and England
in the 1980s_
by Stephen Small - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 247 pages
Page 218 - 3 The ‘Black Tax' refers to the idea that successful Blacks
should contribute in
money or in kind to helping less successful Black people; they should pay a
_Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth
by Andrew Wiese - 2004 - 411 pages
Page 8 - ... accommodations after midcentury, residential segregation, with
its associated “black
tax,” remained a predominant feature in cities as well as suburbs. ...
_Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Selected Readings_
edited by Eileen O'Brien, Joseph F Healey - Social Science - 2003 - 392 pages
Page 15 - ... psyches of American blacks” as a “black tax,” “the tribute
to white society
that must be paid in self-effacement and swallowed pride” (Walton 1996:7).
_When Sorry Isn't Enough: The Controversy Over Apologies and Reparations for
by Roy L. Brooks - Social Science - 1999 - 416 pages
Page 342 - A number of African Americans have filed “Black Tax” claims with
Revenue Service, following a suggestion made by LG Sherrod in a 1993 article
_Police Brutality: An Anthology_
by Nelson, Jill (Ed.) - Political Science - 2001 - 320 pages
Page 183 - It was another example of what we called the “Black tax,” the
extra tax we paid
on the police force for being Black. We were the last to get good ...
_Franchising: Realities and Remedies_
by Ronald K. Gardner, Harold Brown, J. Michael Dady, Jeffery S. Haff - 1981
- 2 pages
Page 6-57 - Such minorities recount that their ghetto operations are subject
so-called “black tax.” The tax covers their extra cost of dealing with
criminals and ...\
_Home Mortgage Dixclosure Act of 1975, Hearings Before ...,94: 1- ...._
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency - 1975
Page 561 - ... and similar credit devices as a “black tax”. As summarized
by one study ...
_National Neighborhood Policy Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on
Housing and Community..._
by Currency and Housing. Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking - 1976 - 351 pages
Page 148 - ... that accompanies disinvestment doubly victimized minorities,
and these abuses
are so pronounced that such lending devices are known as “the Black Tax. ...
_The Economics and Politics of Choice No-Fault Insurance_
edited by Edward L Jr Lascher, Michael R Powers - Business & Economics -
2001 - 360 pages
Page 242 - Since inner cities are disproportionately poor and non-white,
some critics have
described the problem as a “black tax” or a “poor tax. ...
_Regional and Urban Economics_
edited by Richard Arnott - Business & Economics - 1997 - 1223 pages
Page 1138 - It might, perhaps, begin with the analysis of the Black/White
real incomes, the so-called ‘Black tax', analyzing not only who suffers from
_Racial Discrimination in Federally Assisted Education Programs.
Hearing...88-1....August 12, 1963_
by United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor - 1963 - 75 pages
Page 56 - Negroes pay a "black tax" in higher rents, higher interest rates,
rates, and premium prices for overpriced properties as they enlarge the ...
_Ethnic Peace in the American City: Building Community in Los Angeles and
by Edward Chang, Jeannette Diaz-Veizades - Social Science - 1999 - 209 pages
Page 17 - ... in poor neighborhoods often have to pay a “black tax,” that
is, higher insurance
and mortgage interest rates, abusive police, and lower-quality schools. ...
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