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Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

by Richard Rothstein Author

This book seeks to confront the uncomfortable truth of America's racially segregated cities. The author examines historical elements, systemic racism, police brutality, and societal pressures that uphold and enforce such separations. Redlining, gerrymandering, white flight, urban renewal, and other factors that lead to segregation aren't accidents of history or matters of the free market—they're intentional, legal policies that were created with the overt goal of oppressing, excluding, and impoverishing Black and Brown folks.