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Virtual Book Club - The Color of Law

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Date/Time:
Tue, January 05, 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Location:
Zoom event, Sacramento CA 95814
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Registration Period:
10/07/2020-01/05/2021
Price:
Free
Contact:
Barbara Lemus, '76
916-508-2048

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, 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. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north.

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Virtual Book Club - The Color of Law
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

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