In this rigorous examination of U.S. housing policy, Rothstein exposes a century of unconstitutional federal, state, and local laws designed to segregate American cities. He combines legal research with heartbreaking human stories to demonstrate the history and impact of this government push for segregation, including its influence on tragedies like those in Ferguson and Baltimore. The Color of Law is the first book to debunk the myth that racial segregation after Jim Crow arose from private prejudice, and it provides an entirely new perspective on our segregated neighborhoods—and new strategies to address the injustices that divide them.
Rothstein will be in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner, and the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2015.
Coates will not be signing.
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