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The Color of Law

A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate age...
Publish Date
May 1
Goodreads rating
Sep 18, 2020
Policies have played a big role in creating residential racial segregation in our country. “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein is a must read - to better understand the forces preventing economic mobility in our country. #policy #books #reading #inequality      source
Feb 20, 2021
Grateful to @cbracy who sent me a copy of Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law a few years ago. That book helped me understand that the system worked as intended, and convinced me that it's not enough to regret the past. We have to work to *correct* it.      source