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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 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 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.
Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as “brilliant” (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north.Product Data on SweetScore comes from multiple sources including the SweetScore community. Please confirm before buying. SweetScore is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to sellers of products. When you buy through our site, we may earn a commission. Companies listed on SweetScore may also pay advertising fees for placement on SweetScore. Please also see our Content and Ratings Disclaimer.