• Color of Law

Color of Law

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Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past. 13 illustrations. Author: Richard Rothstein. Paperback; 368 pages.