The Color of Law

The Color of Law

A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Book - 2017
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In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that Americas cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregationthat 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 segregationthe laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governmentsthat actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631492853
1631492853
Characteristics: xvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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