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This week, I read The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. My interest in this book began as that of scholarly endeavor, as I am constantly looking for 1) ways to communicate the honest/naked truth about segregation as an American vestige and 2) policy prescriptions to fix what I think is the biggest contributor to inequality, stratification, and so many of our societies' problems. Ta-Nehisi Coates called the book "Brilliant". I'd call it a prerequisite for American History.

I went into The Color of Law believing that I knew all there was to know about segregation; the novel shattered that myth and the general prevailing one, that segregation was mostly a result of private discrimination. Rothstein methodically lays out the argument that it isn't de-facto segregation that was to blame for the America we see today. In fact, he concludes that not only was de-jure segregation to blame for mass racial separation but that there is a competent legal argument to support its undoing. In the greater conversation of race and ethnicity in America, the focus is most often put on people: real estate agents, the KKK, angry mobs that met the Freedom Riders etc. We often think of the government, with a number of exceptions, being the mediator that generally protected the rights of blacks in the Northern United States from Reconstruction on and the Southern states, beginning to do so in the seventies. Brick by brick, Rothstein tears this narrative down. And he purposefully begins in San Francisco, the most quintessentially liberal city in the country, and shows how what happens there from WWI to WWII on throughout the 70s, occurred throughout the country.
Link to full review in bio.

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Some light holiday reading. #tanehisicoates

Repost from: @theroots "Two of the greatest wordsmiths of our time."
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Current obsession. A book so gorgeous I have to take breaks to process it. #bookoftheweek #botw #tanehisicoates #betweentheworldandme

It’s #worldbookday and so whilst on the train back from Baltimore, I’m reading the beautifully written enlightening prose from this Baltimorean gem again (and not for the last time). #worldbookday2018 #tanehisicoates

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.”

A letter from a black father to his black son on what it means to be black in America. Powerful, and brutally honest. Easily one of the most important books I can read as a young black woman. As a coming-of-age adult. As an American. Thank you for writing this. 🤞🏽✊🏾☝🏿 #betweentheworldandme @tanehisi.coatess #tanehisicoates #howarduniversity


Happy to have a few spare minutes to finally start into this collection by the profound Ta-Nehisi Coates. Check out some of his contributions to The Atlantic when you can: his piece titled "The First White President" is especially well-written and easily accessible online.
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