The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein

Review: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein. Writer: Richard Rothstein, Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Sociology, Paperback: 368 pages, Publisher: Liveright; Reprint edition (May 1, 2018), Language: English.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America


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This “powerful and disturbing story” reveals how US governments deliberately applied racial divisions in metropolitan areas across the country (New York Times Book Review).

Widely known as the “Master” (Washington Post) and “Essentials” (Chalkboard) stories of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Law of Color, the strongest argument for how federal, state, and local governments originated, strengthens The environmental protection. It has been done “(William Julius Wilson). Exploring the myth of the de facto division arising from personal prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the United States government has regularly imposed residential divisions: with territories undisturbed racists; public housing is intentionally separated from previously mixed communities; white suburbs-only grants for builders; tax breaks for organizations that have been forced to dissolve; and support for violent resistance against African-Americans in the white neighborhood. Meanwhile, an innovative, “virtually inevitable” study, covered by The Urban History of the Century (Chicago Daily Observer), has forced us to face the obligation to remedy the unconstitutional past.

Book Information:

  • Name: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Writer: Richard Rothstein
  • Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Sociology
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Liveright; Reprint edition (May 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781631494536
  • ISBN-13: 978-1631494536
  • ASIN: 1631494538
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars- 859 customer ratings
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6

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