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The Color of Law

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon

subtitled: “A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”

(These “titles” are turning into book descriptions, and I don’t have enough room on the spreadsheets to include them so I’ve decided to enter the “full” title this way. Please let me know if you don’t like it. /janice)

from Sharon – Great book with lots of local references. Very current topic. It’s a Palo Alto library city reads book.

from Amazon – how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation. how government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods.