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New York City Bar Association: The Color of Law: The Role of U.S. Law and Policy in Racial Segregation in Housing

  • 23 Mar 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY

This program puts Richard Rothstein, author of "The Color of Law" and Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, in conversation with Coty Montag, Deputy Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The discussion will explore the principal themes animating "The Color of Law," addressing specific ways in which law and policy at all levels of government enabled and perpetuated racial discrimination in housing. Topics will include: The federal government's role in segregating public housing; racial zoning; redlining and denial of home loans to African Americans; and, the Fair Housing Act and other possible remedies.


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