The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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Racism in our neighborhoods has long been viewed as a manifestation of unscrupulous or unethical practices that were the outcome of private, not legal or public policy, means.
Yet, in his book The Color of Law, author Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, demonstrates how, case after case, 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. In this talk, discover how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal level.Buy tickets/get more info now