By: Kilolo Kijakazi

Published: July, 1999

This paper, presented at Social Security and People of Color: Unity Conference ’99, held in Seattle, WA, deconstructs the commonly held misunderstanding of the myths surrounding the Social Security system and the role that it plays in the lives of people of color and women.

For an additional paper, entitled “Social Security and Elderly People of Color,” presented at the Unity Conference ’99, please follow this link.

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