|Must-Read Nonfiction Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (National Book Award long list, 2017). 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. Rather, Rothstein makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.Vernon Area Public Library
Copies available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders beginning September 16, at the Adult Desk.
This discussion is free and open to all; no library card is required. Registration is recommended. RSVP on Meetup or register online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.
Location: Library - Youth Services Program Room
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485