Tracie McMillan

Spring 2022

Tracie McMillan is an independent investigative journalist. While at the foundation, she will research and write The White Bonus, a work of investigative memoir and narrative journalism that uses social science to quantify the cash value of whiteness. Alternating between narratives of three generations of her white, working class family and single-chapter profiles of five other white Americans, her project links individual genealogies of wealth and opportunity to history, social science, and public policy. The book engages directly with research on social policy, as well as on social issues like mass incarceration, housing and educational segregation, public health, and labor; it documents how these policies affect the racial wealth gap, social mobility, public health disparities, and economic inequality.


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.


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