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Book Discussion Group – “The Color of Law”

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Book Discussion Group and explore Richard Rothstein’s 2017 award-winning book, “The Color of Law.” Learn how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, 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.

These meetings will be facilitated by Erica Maxwell from Crayon Box Consulting Group.

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: https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segregated/dp/1631492853/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534992483&sr=8-1&keywords=color+of+law+book

Free | Open to the Public | 18 years or older


February 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm