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Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice

Jim Freeman


More than fifty years after the civil rights movement, there are still glaring racial inequities all across the United States. This book explains why this is so, as it reveals the hidden strategy behind systemic racism. The book details how the driving force behind the public policies that continue to devastate communities of color across the United States is a small group of ultra-wealthy individuals who profit mightily from racial inequality. The book carefully dissects the cruel and deeply harmful policies within the education, criminal justice, and immigration systems to discover their ori ... More

Keywords: United States, inequity, systemic racism, communities of color, racial inequality, public school systems, US prison population, US anti-immigrant policies, people of color, racial justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501755132
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501755132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Freeman, author
University of Denver