The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap Paperback – March 11, 2019

by Mehrsa Baradaran (Author)

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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10 Responses to The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap Paperback – March 11, 2019

  1. An enlightening read well worth your time.


  2. Sounds like another good read. I’ll have to add that to my growing list! LOL 😉 Do you ever watch Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS? Their in-depth research is mind-blowing on such subjects. Scan through the program lineup when you get a chance online to see when these topics broadcast in your area. 🥂

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    • Yes, I watch Louis Gates genealogy program called, “Finding Your Roots” It was always interesting to see who came from where. No, I have not seen his program on Black Banking, yet but intend to watch it. I saw his show on discovering a Nubian Civilization in the Upper Nile area.

      A lot of what was said in this book I never heard of it, like the rat problem in Detroit and Chicago, leading to a riot when the bill failed to pass in Congress and how horrible it was with rats biting people making them sick and killing babies. I never heard of the “Rat Bill” Rat control was included as a provision of the Partnership for Health Amendments of 1967, approved by President Johnson on December 5, 1967.

      I certainly never heard of the representative from North Carolina making fun of the “Rat Bill” of the people asking for help to kill rats big as cats. Rep. James Broyhill of North Carolina drawled, “the rat smart thing to do is to vote down this civil rats bill, rat now.”

      I learned a lot from this book.

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      • WOW, this book seems to have a plethora of good, historical information, that doesn’t seem to have changed much in our day and time. I’ve been a resident of North Carolina for a few decades now, and that comment by James Broyhill isn’t the worst coming from some of these representatives in the south especially. Racism is still sadly alive and well to this day.

        Thanks so much for sharing your information sweetie pie! 🙏🏼💖👏🏼

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        • You are welcome. Yes, the book is very informative and I learned a lot about the 60’s to the 80’s housing and financial laws I did not know.
          I can’t imagine a man in Congress saying anything worst than “The rat [right] thing to do is to vote on this Rat Bill rat [right] now. People are angry and rioting [rat] right now.” and laughing about the death of a child…

          I can not fully speak on the racial climate of the state I have never lived in North Carolina for a long period of time but I have been there for several months. But if it’s most places I have lived, then yes, racism is a part of its culture.

          I have lived in the North, Midwest, West and everywhere in between and sadly racism is still very much alive and well.

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          • Yes, I do agree with you about racism and it never fails to raise it’s ugly head in some unsuspecting way. There are a number of brutal things people have said sometimes leaves me stunned like a deer in headlights! SMH 😫

            I realize that the climate of the rising flames of hate, especially in this country is being fanned by some powerful people who have a stronghold on the people they influence. You would think since we have a considerable amount of diversity that such voices of hatred would not resonate so loudly. But, we see the same prejudices of the past shapeshifting into what it is today. Be aware, and where we can make a difference, we do it. I’m pleased to see how much you are researching and learning how to empower yourself with knowledge from the past, for the present. 🙏🏼

            Have a FANtabulous day my dear!!! 🌞💖🥰

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            • In the simple words of a ten-year old student of mine, pondering aloud: “We shouldn’t be dealing with the same dumb thing today that happened in 1850, Don’t they ever get tired?”

              I told him it’s taught from generation to generation and every one who believes in it must make a sincere effort to change the person they are.

              It’s difficult to tackle for racism rears its ugly head in so many different ways that one lose count trying to keep with them. Sadly, it’s the collective thinking of a nation as to why it’s difficult to tackle. A country that never moved beyond 1850.

              No, I’ve not come across any brutal things that people have said that left me stunned like a deer in headlights. I have seen lots of very racist actions that left me stunned but I made it my business to call the person up on it.

              I don’t blame the persons fanning the racist flames, I blame those racist enough to listen. Just because someone say something, they don’t have to listen. Every adult not suffering mental illness have the full capability to think and reason for him or herself.

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