Racism and Redistribution in the United States: A Solution to the Problem of American Exceptionalism

@article{Lee2004RacismAR,
  title={Racism and Redistribution in the United States: A Solution to the Problem of American Exceptionalism},
  author={Woojin Lee and John E. Roemer},
  journal={Yale: Cowles Foundation Working Papers},
  year={2004}
}

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