Join the conversation at the Book Discussion Group!
Explore Richard Rothstein's 2017 award-winning book, "The Color of Law." Learn how American cities became racially divided as federal, state and local governments systematically imposed policy driven residential segregation. Participate in in-depth discussions with peers, hear from expert speakers and engage in activities designed to critically examine Rothstein’s text and America’s history.
Free | Open to the public | Ages 18 years+
New participants are always welcome | Reading the book in advance is not required
2018 - 2019 Schedule:
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
|September 29||January 19|
|October 20||February 16|
|November 17||March 16|
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About the book:
In this 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 ― individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. "The Color of Law" 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. Rothstein chronicles an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation which continues and contributes to persistant unrest.
Where to get your copy:
"The Color of Law" is available through major book sellers including Amazon.