American Bar Association
The Color of Law
by Richard Rothstein
Book Discussion and Q&A Session with the Author
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12-1 PM CT
Join RPTE Law with author Richard Rothstein as he discusses with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America?the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife?is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level. After the book discussion, Richard will host a question and answer session.
The Color of Law documents how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, became so racially divided, as federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation.
Some topics that Richard Rothstein will discuss will be:
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,
official support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods,
state licensing of real estate brokers whose code prohibited racial mixing,
state and federal court orders evicting African Americans who moved to white neighborhoods, routing of highways to separate African American and white neighborhoods