The $156 Billion ‘Segregation Tax’ That Robs Black Families

By Goldie Taylor | The Daily Beast

As the moving truck inched along I-64—the highway connecting Missouri and Illinois— crossing the Poplar Street Bridge, the driver prattled on despite his passenger’s seeming disinterest. It was early summer and, but for the intermittent sheets of rain, everything about that morning in 1969 was perfect.

He wasn’t usually a man of many words, but today was different. Albert Ross, who was either 42 or 44 at the time—depending on who was doing the counting — had purchased a new home for his wife Geraldine and their brood.

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