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Community Development Book Club: Color of Money (Part II)

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Memphis Community Development Book Club - Color of Money: Part II

A community that reads together, grows together. Readers, practitioners, and interested community members gather to not only read books but to also share how Memphis can benefit from the lessons granted from each reading. Join us for the next Community Development Book Club, where we’ll discuss Mehrsa Baradaran's novel called "The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap."

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Baradaran challenges the long-standing notion that black banking and community self-help is the solution to the racial wealth gap. These initiatives have functioned as a potent political decoy to avoid more fundamental reforms and racial redress. Examining the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy, she makes clear that only bolder, more realistic views of banking’s relation to black communities will end the cycle of poverty and promote black wealth. Continue reading overview...

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# of Books in Library Inventory: Call # 330.900899B223C

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