The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
September 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Virtual Event with author Richard Rothstein
Wednesday, September 16 — 7:30 pm
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the
South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, 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 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.