Join in the second meeting of the WX Book Club to discuss noteworthy books both within the real estate industry and beyond. The Spring 2022 Book is:
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How
Our Government Segregated America
By: Richard Rothstein
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation– that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation–the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments–that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
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