Virtual Author Event: Richard Rothstein - The Color of Law

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Registration for this event will close on February 16, 2022 @ 12:00pm.
There are 1379 seats remaining.

Program Description

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Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and of the Haas Institute at the University of California Berkeley, will join us via Zoom for a discussion of his book, THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

A limited number of copies of his book will be given away to the first to register. If you are eligible for a book, you will be contacted by email when it is ready. Books must be picked up at the Main Library of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and cannot be mailed. Books are not guaranteed to every registrant. 

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, with    undisguised racial zoning, public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities,  subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs, and routing of highways to separate African American and white neighborhoods. These policies were supplemented by racially purposeful government programs. The Color of Law details an explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the week of the event.

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