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Book Discussion Group - "The Color of Law"

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Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

1401 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Join the conversation at the Book Discussion Group!

Explore Richard Rothstein's 2017 award-winning book, "The Color of Law." Learn how American cities became racially divided as federal, state and local governments systematically imposed policy driven residential segregation. Participate in in-depth discussions with peers, hear from expert speakers and engage in activities designed to critically examine Rothstein’s text and America’s history.

Free | Open to the public | Ages 18 years+
New participants are always welcome | Reading the book in advance is not required

2018 - 2019 Schedule:
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon

September 29
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 19
February 16
March 16

Facilitated by: Erica Maxwell, Crayon Box Consulting Group

About the book: In this 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 ― individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. "The Color of Law" 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. Rothstein chronicles an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation which continues and contributes to persistant unrest.

"The Color of Law" is available through major book sellers including Amazon.


In collaboration with:
Crayon Box Consulting Group and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church



For more information and questions: Contact the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at csrd@asu.edu or by telephone at 602-496-1376.

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