The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaBook - 2017
Rothstein examines the idea "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, [he argues] 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"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a divison of W.W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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