The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

For a limited time, Preservation NC is offering a special rate the powerful book, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. Rothstein presented a keynote session at the Preservation North Carolina’s 2020 Virtual Conference.

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.

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