In his new book, Richard Rothstein (Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute; Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; and Fellow of of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley) 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 agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
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Co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.
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