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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Paperback)

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New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection

One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year

One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

An NPR Best Book of the Year

Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction

Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction)

Finalist ÃÃÆâ€â„

About the Author


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. He lives in California, where he is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.

Praise For…


There’s a really important book that came out... called The Color of Law. It explains how a lot of the racial segregation taking place in our neighborhoods that we maybe treat today as de facto actually happened as the result of very specific and very racist policy choices, going back at least to the F.D.R. Administration. You would think it would make sense if resources went into creating that racial inequity that resources would go into reversing it.

— Pete Buttigieg, author of Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

A powerful and disturbing history of residential segregation in America.... One of the great strengths of Rothstein’s account is the sheer weight of evidence he marshals.... While the road forward is far from clear, there is no better history of this troubled journey than The Color of Law.

— David Oshinsky, New York Times Book Review

Masterful… The Rothstein book gathers meticulous research showing how governments at all levels long employed racially discriminatory policies to deny blacks the opportunity to live in neighborhoods with jobs, good schools and upward mobility.
— Jared Bernstein, Washington Post

Essential… Rothstein persuasively debunks many contemporary myths about racial discrimination…. Only when Americans learn a common—and accurateâ€âââ€ÃÃâ
Product Details
ISBN: 9781631494536
ISBN-10: 1631494538
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English