In his New York Times bestseller, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein argues 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 levels. The impact has been devastating for generations of African-Americans who were denied the right to live where they wanted to live, and raise and school their children where they could flourish most successfully. It is sadly the story of America in all of its municipalities, large and small, liberal and reactionary. between Richard Rothstein and Kara Murray-Badal of The Mosaic Project.
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+ Richard Rothstein / Economic Policy Institute
+ Kara Murray-Badal / The Mosaic Project