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Phoebe Weaver Williams, Social Security Reform: Creating Transformative Opportunities for African Americans, Elder’s Advisor, Summer 2001, at 23.

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Elder’s Advisor, Summer 2001, at 23


Williams first discusses, from a historical perspective, the discriminatory results of past Social Security legislation and revisions, and why Social Security benefits still provide African American workers with lower benefits. The arguments for both the proponents and opponents of privatization are explored. Special attention is given to the difficulties African Americans encounter in obtaining disability benefits. The conclusion suggests that an opportunity for improvements is at hand.

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