In ‘The White Bonus,’ Tracie McMillan analyzes the monetary cost of racism / NPR

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Racism is a major contributor to economic disparities in the U.S. – but in her new book, The White Bonus, writer Tracie McMillan crunches the numbers to understand just how much money white privilege can mean. In today’s episode, she speaks with NPR’s Michel Martin about the different families she profiled, the generations of economic policy she analyzed, and the rift created within her own family during the process of reporting this book .

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