Yesterday, the Arts Express radio show on WBAI FM broadcast my interview with Richard Rothstein, author of an important new book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Rothstein makes a compelling case which challenges the Supreme Court’s view that nothing from a government standpoint can be done about segregation, due to segregation’s supposed de facto nature. Rothstein’s overwhelming brief charges that the construction and maintenance of segregation is in fact largely a governmental de jure set of policies, and thus demands immediate governmental remedy.
You can listen to my interview with Rothstein by clicking on the grey triangle above.
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Thank you for this! This was my first time listening to your show, and wow, what a great interview. I was shocked that as a POC living in NYC and fairly socially active, I had NO IDEA about this history. I look forward to continue to listen to your show and will certainly be picking up The Color of Law.
Thanks, Claribel. Are you by chance the Claribel who was a social work intern at International High School U.S. last year?