Black History Month Book Club
Date: Every Tuesday in February
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar - at your desk!
Cost: Free for members, $10.00 for non-members***
Join us for this book study featuring Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law. Join us for as many sessions as you are able. If you are unable to purchase the book but would like to participate, please register and email email@example.com.
Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American 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. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
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***Non-members will receive a discount code for $10.00 off CPA's annual membership fee if activated within thirty (30) days after the event has concluded.