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

Author/creator Rothstein, Richard author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Portion of title Forgotten history of how our government segregated America
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.
Abstract "Richard Rothstein 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 it 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"--Jacket.
Local noteLittle--305131069256+
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 293-320) and index.
LCCN 2017004962
Standard identifier# 40027137271
Standard identifier# 40027140949
Stock numberW W Norton & Co Inc, Keystone Industrial Park Attn Mike Charnogursky 800 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA, USA, 18512 SAN 202-5795

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