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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
 
 
“Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation.” —William Julius Wilson

As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans.
 
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I Can’t Visit My Sons in Prison Because I Have Unpaid Tickets
 
It breaks you down mentally, emotionally. I think about my kids all the time, just all the time. They’ve been in there for years, and it never gets any better to not be able to see them.
 
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NAACP Condemns Irregularities at Kharon Davis Trial
 
Dothan criminal justice system failed in all aspects of its treatment of Kharon Davis. For ten years, Kharon has been denied his Sixth Amendment rights to a public, fair, and speedy trial.
 
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Twin Earthquakes Expose Mexico’s Deep Inequality
 
Poverty makes these disaster impacts worse in the south. On average, 46 percent of Mexican households live in poverty. But 70 percent of Oaxaca’s population earns less than what’s needed.
 
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What You Should Know about the Community Reinvestment Act
 
Lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor inner-cities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services.
 
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Study: More, and More Diverse, US College Students Voted in 2016
 
Students who belong to some demographic groups with historically low turnout rates showed some of the biggest increases: younger students, Hispanic and Asian students.
 
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History Repeating Itself: Fighting for School Integration in 2017
 
Mostly-white Birmingham suburb of Gardendale, Alabama, has been trying to break away from the larger Jefferson County public school district, because black students outnumber whites.
 
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