What is this resource? The book, "The Black Tax: The Cost of being Black in America," gave me a different lens to look through when it comes to race in America. The author, Shawn Rochester, "shows how The Black Tax (which is the financial cost of conscious and unconscious anti-black discrimination), creates a massive financial burden on Black American households that dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations."
How did this contribute to your own growth and knowledge? It gave me a different horizon to consider in the fight against racism.
How does it connect to your relationship with race and help advance racial justice? We have to fight racism from various angles. Protesting, speaking out, writing, enforcing the law, volunteering, donating, and Allyship are great tools, but to create a lasting impact, Blacks and whites who are interesting in fighting this fight must look towards creating businesses and creating resources and access to communities of Black and brown minorities. This book has encouraged me to go beyond serving through charity and volunteering, to seeking opportunities to start business in communities in need.