by Richard Rothstein 

One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2017
Longlisted for the National Book Award

This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). 

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.

Interview with the Author

Berkeley Talks
Richard Rothstein on how our government segregated America
2/20/19       54 min

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
4/2/19        78 min


The Podvocate
Dialogue #14 Richard Rothstein
1/22/19         45 min

Talks at GS
Richard Rothstein
12/28/20         17 min

Podcast art for Book Club with Jeffrey SachsBook Club with Jeffrey Sachs
Episode 2: Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law
4/6/21         41 min


Talks at GS
Richard Rothstein, Author of “The Color of Law”
12/18/20        16 min

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