Richard Rothstein talks about his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, Ep. 153

Ep. 153: Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, available from AmazonBarnes and Noble, and other booksellers. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogeneous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation. 

Listen as Richard describes the book and what he has unearthed about institutionalized and governmentally created and enforced racist policies.

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Published on: January 28, 2018

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