Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Speaker Series on Race, Law & Inequality: “Global Jim Crow: Taxation and Racial Capitalism” Presented by Steven A. Dean

What makes some nations rich and others poor? Why do even the most powerful states struggle to tax giant multinationals? One answer to both questions lies in a system of Global Jim Crow created as a response to fears over the rise of sovereign African states in the late 1950s and 1960s. For more than half a century, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has shielded multinationals from taxation, doing its job so well that even the wealthiest states lack urgently needed tax revenues. More than six decades into its existence, the OECD has still never had a majority-Black member and continues to exploit anti-Black racism to preserve its power.

When 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday, September 18, 2023
Building LAW, 765 Commonwealth Ave
Room Barristers Hall
Contact Email lawevent@bu.edu
Contact Organization LAW Marketing & Communications
Fees Free
Speakers Steven A. Dean