Paul L. Caron

Friday, June 26, 2020

Free Webinar Today On #BlackTaxpayersMatter

BlackTaxpayersMatterABA, #BlackTaxpayersMatter – COVID-19 and Communities of Color: CARES Act Failures & Constitutional Litigation (today at 3:00 ET/noon PT) (registration):

Families of color are disproportionately facing greater challenges from COVID-19. These families are not only more likely to contract and die from the disease, but they are more likely to have family members who have lost jobs, work hours or work-related income. Recent data indicate that 57 percent of Latinx households and 41 percent of Black households have suffered these hardships as compared to only 38 percent of white households. As a result of these and other COVID-19 issues, more than 45 percent of Black and Latinx families reported they have suffered a financial hardship in the last month. This is almost twice the rate of hardship reported by white households who are more likely to have liquid savings, assets and credit to draw upon than their neighbors of color. There are many aspects of economic injustice including racial discrimination that have brought us to this place in history. Given the national uprising against racial violence, which itself has links to economic injustice, there is no more urgent time than now to ask what can we do to change racial economic injustice? Tax systems can deliver justice when properly structured. Our expert panel will propose structural remedies that the CARES Act has not delivered. Notably, tax and constitutional law scholars will discuss pending federal litigation regarding the denial of Economic Impact Payments for families of mixed immigration status.

  • Steven Brown (Urban Institute)
  • Leslie Book (Villanova)
  • Donnie Charleston (Urban Institute)
  • Robert Friedman (Georgetown Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection)
  • Francine Lipman (UNLV) (moderator)

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Last I checked, 41 (black) is very close to as 38 (white).

Someone check my math.

It also seems that 57 (Hispanic) is way higher than 41 and 38.

It seems like that is the real outlier.

57 - 41 = 16

It seems the hashtag should actually be #HispanicTaxpayersMatter.

But we're going to pathetically transform this into #BlackTaxpayersMatter because the DNC-ABA needs that black vote and black turnout through the roof this election season.


Posted by: Anon | Jun 27, 2020 11:03:30 PM

Again, again, again, no mention of Asian households? Why are they not the gold standard by which all racial disparties can be measured against?

Is there an unspoken reason in academia and the press as to why Asian Americans are routiinely excluded from these analyses?

Posted by: MM | Jun 26, 2020 7:28:37 PM

This is ridiculous.

So what if "Families of color are disproportionately facing greater challenges..."?

Why turn it into a race thing when it's a broke mother****** thing (an economic thing)?

But I guess marxists are gonna marxist, with race, since the whole class thing failed. They will fail with race too.

Posted by: Anon | Jun 26, 2020 9:23:51 AM