Brief The Long Shadow of White Supremacist Fiscal Policy
Vanessa Williamson
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Fiscal policy was of primary importance to the white supremacist governments that came to power on a wave of electoral fraud, intimidation, and violence at the end of the Reconstruction. By the end of the 19th Century, the fiscal system, like the larger legal framework of the Jim Crow South, had been configured to simultaneously preserve racial hegemony and disempower working people. 

Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues Individual taxes Taxes and business Federal budget and economy Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center