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Date:
March 4, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
MHL - The Hall
Address:
2 North Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
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Courageous Conversations: The Color of Law

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, Assistant Professor of History, UMass Lowell, will facilitate a discussion of 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, 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.