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May 2022: The Color of Law

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon

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.