The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Richard Rothstein (Author)
The author 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, this book 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 have continued into the twenty-first century. -- Jacket
Print Book, English, 2017
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Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2017
xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9781631492853, 9781631494536, 1631492853, 1631494538
Discrimination dans les prêts hypothécaires Politique gouvernementale États-Unis Histoire 20e siècle
If San Francisco, then everywhere?
Public housing, Black ghettos
"Own your own home"
Private agreements, government enforcement
IRS support and compliant regulators
Looking forward, looking back