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‘The Color Of Law’ Explains How Government Policies Led To Segregation

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Federal housing policies created after the Depression ensured that African-Americans and other people of color were left out the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects, such as Detroit, Mich.'s Brewster-Douglass towers.

Federal housing policies created after the Depression ensured that African-Americans and other people of color were left out the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects, such as Detroit, Mich.'s Brewster-Douglass towers.

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Morning Shift is joined by Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, author of the book The Color Of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America.

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