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The Color of Money

Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

Mehrsa Baradaran is Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law and a celebrated authority on banking law. In addition to the prizewinning The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, she is author of How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy. She has advised U.S. senators and representatives on policy and spoken at national and international forums including the World Bank.

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