Florida A & M University Law Review



This article provides evidence that the American taxation system disproportionately impacts the Black community due to long-term tax policy implications, racial disparities in income, and the overall accumulation of wealth. Part I of this article will provide a brief synopsis of the start of the American taxation system and the first instances of tax implementation. Part II of this article will discuss the income disparities among the Black and White races and the interplay with gender. Part III of this article will expound on the effect that income inequalities, tax policies, and tax breaks have on wealth accumulation between Black and White families.