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Event:
Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Book Club
Start:
February 16, 2018 6:00 pm
End:
February 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Organization
Christopher Tyson
Rep.
Kristi Parnell
Rep. Phone #
225-578-7364
kgrace1@lsu.edu
First Posted:
January 30, 2018
Updated:
January 30, 2018
Location
Law Center, Tyson Room

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.