May 4, 2017

The Color of Law

Institutional, government-backed housing segregation has and continues to have devastating ramifications for African Americans. For all of us who either don't grasp the magnitude or don't believe institutional racism exists, this podcast is a must-listen. Please share with your children so they may understand how we, as a nation, got here.

From NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross on April 3, 2017, an interview with Richard Rothstein:

"A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America: Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation," in which people of color were purposely excluded from suburbs. His new book is 'The Color of Law.'" (segment is approximately 30 minutes in length)