The Color of Law
  • Release Date : 01 May 2018
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1631494538
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Download or read book entitled The Color of Law by author: Richard Rothstein which was release on 01 May 2018 and published by Unknown with total page 368 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Widely heralded as a "masterful" (Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation" (William Julius Wilson). 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. A groundbreaking, "virtually indispensable" study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.

The Color of Law

The Color of Law

Author : Steve Babson,David Elsila,Dave Riddle
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Genre : History
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