The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America / Richard Rothstein.

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...

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Main Author: Rothstein, Richard (Author)
Language:English
Published: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Edition:First edition.
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Physical Description:xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Format: Book
Contents:
  • If San Francisco, then everywhere?
  • Public housing, black ghettos
  • Racial zoning
  • "Own your own home"
  • Private agreements, government enforcement
  • White flight
  • IRS support and compliant regulators
  • Local tactics
  • State-sanctioned violence
  • Suppressed incomes
  • Looking forward, looking back
  • Considering fixes
  • Epilogue.