Ebony Tax


Ebony Tax

The “ebony tax” is a term used to describe the additional costs and challenges faced by Black people or people of color in various aspects of life. For example, Black women may pay a “hair tax” for hairstyles such as braids or dreadlocks that are often seen as unprofessional or inappropriate in certain workplaces or settings.

The “ebony tax” reflects systemic racism and discrimination, creating unequal burdens for people of color. It’s essential to recognize and address these disparities to promote equity and justice. Historically, the “ebony tax” has been part of a larger pattern of oppression, such as redlining and discriminatory lending practices, which have hindered economic opportunities for Black families.

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