Richard Rothstein on "The Color of Law" @North

Color of Law
March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm-7:30pm (ended)

Historian, academic, and author Richard Rothstein comes to the North Branch to talk about his ground breaking book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaThe Color of Law explores the ways that laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments have promoted the discriminatory housing and economic patterns that continue to be felt in our contemporary segregated residential landscape. Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods.

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