Jeramey Jannene
Book Club

The Color of Law

Urban Milwaukee book club reads history of how government segregated America.

By - May 18th, 2018 09:45 am
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

Are Milwaukee’s segregation woes the result of local, state and federal policy? Author Richard Rothstein argues just that in his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Rothstein argues that even though laws were put in place, like the Fair Housing Act of 1968, actions were never taken to remedy a century of injustice.

Urban Milwaukee’s Book Club will discuss the book this summer.

Come for discussion and a social hour on Monday, June 25th at My Office, at 763 N. Milwaukee St. from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, the discussions are informal and open-ended. If you don’t finish the book, don’t worry. Come to listen, learn and engage.

The book club is part of a citywide shared reading organized by Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council and LISC Milwaukee. Rothstein will visit Milwaukee on October 16th as a capstone event to the citywide reading.

The book is available from Amazon, the Milwaukee Public Library and bookstores everywhere.

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Previous Books

Upcoming Dates

  • June 25th
  • July 23rd
  • October 8th
  • December 3rd

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