Let's discuss THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation — individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, Rothstein makes clear that it was de jure segregation — the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
Copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library. Stop by the Adult Desk to pick up your book.
This discussion is free and open to all; no library card is required. Registration is recommended. RSVP here on or the library's calendar of events, by telephone at[masked], or in person at any public service desk in the library.