The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Richard Rothstein (Author)
"Richard Rothstein 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 it 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."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2018
Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2018
xvii, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
If San Francisco, then everywhere?
Public housing, Black ghettos
"Own your own home"
Private agreements, government enforcement
IRS support and compliant regulators
Looking forward, looking back
Includes reading group guide