Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows

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The article is not about TAXES, it is about discrepancies in assessments...specifically discrepancies that vary based on the value of the property. The higher the market value, the more likely that the tax ASSESSMENT will be less than the market value, and vice versa.

By no rational measure do Blacks pay more in property taxes than whites - even on a per capita basis. That is a preposterous, obvious lie.
 

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The article is not about TAXES, it is about discrepancies in assessments...specifically discrepancies that vary based on the value of the property. The higher the market value, the more likely that the tax ASSESSMENT will be less than the market value, and vice versa.

By no rational measure do Blacks pay more in property taxes than whites - even on a per capita basis. That is a preposterous, obvious lie.

The headline here had to do with property taxes, not assessments. Looking at the amount of property taxes paid is a relatively easy task. Determining whether someone's property assessment is "fair" is a much more complex problem and there are lawyers that specialize in assessment appeals as it does pose difficulties.

I'm not sure if you are right on your idea that more valuable properties are under assessed at all. After all, if a school district needs to press the county to raise assessments-so they can have more revenue- it would seem easier to press them to do it to well-heeled property owners with nice spreads as opposed to inexpensive ghetto homes on the urban prairies
 

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The phenomenon of undervaluing high-end properties is mainly an urban phenomenon. In the 'Burbs there is so much real estate turnover that even a monkey could get a reasonable approximation of the market value of most tract homes. Hence the values in the suburbs are generally more up to date than those in posh city neighborhoods, which are the subject of this bogus study.

No rational person would ever conclude that African Americans pay more in real estate taxes than so-called, "white" people, whether it is in total taxes paid or per capita. The headline above is a blatant lie.
 

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I thought blacks were oppressed and couldnt own homes?
 

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