The Decadent Veil: Black America’s Wealth Illusion (

Antonio Moore, co-founder of #ADOS
Originally written 08/05/2014, last updated 12/06/2017

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois’s Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of the racial duality blacks take on as part of their American identity. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation.

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