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Tax Law: Implicit Bias and the Earned Income Tax Credit

Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law, Justin D. Levinson and Robert J. Smith, eds., Cambridge University Press, April 2012

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-228

21 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2012  

Dorothy A. Brown

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: April 16, 2012

Abstract

Despite cultural progress in reducing overt acts of racism, stark racial disparities continue to define American life. This book is for anyone who wonders why race still matters and is interested in what emerging social science can contribute to the discussion.

The book explores how scientific evidence on the human mind might help to explain why racial equality is so elusive. This new evidence reveals how human mental machinery can be skewed by lurking stereotypes, often bending to accommodate hidden biases reinforced by years of social learning. Through the lens of these powerful and pervasive implicit racial attitudes and stereotypes, Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law examines both the continued subordination of historically disadvantaged groups and the legal system's complicity in the subordination.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Dorothy A., Tax Law: Implicit Bias and the Earned Income Tax Credit (April 16, 2012). Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law, Justin D. Levinson and Robert J. Smith, eds., Cambridge University Press, April 2012; Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-228. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2159410

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