The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

June 15, 2021
Written by: Ryanne Bush Dent, Ice Miller

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

On June 8, CREW Chicago’s newly formed Equity & Inclusion Committee hosted author Richard Rothstein to elaborate and answer questions on his book The Color of Law:  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  This engaging event took participants through a brief history of segregation perpetrated by the United States government specifically related to real estate, debunking the myth of “de facto” segregation.  This well-attended event had more than 70+ participants and ended with Richard answering many questions about where we go from here and how we move forward while recognizing our history.  Participants who registered early received a copy of the book, which delves further into the history of real estate segregation in America.