The Color of Law
The Color of Law: A forgotten history of how our
government segregated America by Richard Rothstein
This book reveals how the government and our courts upheld racist policies to maintain the separation of whites and blacks. Leading to the powder keg which has defined Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and Chicago. THE COLOR OF LAW is not a tale of Red versus Blue states. It is sadly the story of America in all of its municipalities, large and small, liberal, and reactionary.
Richard Rothstein is a former columnist for the New York Times and a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, as well as a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He currently resides in California and is currently a Fellow at the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.
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