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xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • If San Francisco, then everywhere?
  • Public housing, black ghettos
  • Racial zoning
  • "Own your own home"
  • Private agreements, government enforcement
  • White flight
  • IRS support and compliant regulators
  • Local tactics
  • State-sanctioned violence
  • Suppressed incomes
  • Looking forward, looking back
  • Considering fixes
  • Epilogue.
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation-that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation-the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments-that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. 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. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. "The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book" (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein's invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631492853 20170621
Green Library
CSRE-260-01, HISTORY-260-01, URBANST-169-01
Book
xvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • If San Francisco, then everywhere?
  • Public housing, black ghettos
  • Racial zoning
  • "Own your own home"
  • Private agreements, government enforcement
  • White flight
  • IRS support and compliant regulators
  • Local tactics
  • State-sanctioned violence
  • Suppressed incomes
  • Looking forward, looking back
  • Considering fixes.
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation-that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation-the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments-that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. 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. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. "The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book" (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein's invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631492853 20170621
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01, CSRE-260-01, HISTORY-260-01, URBANST-169-01
Book
xi, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Landscapes of Difference 1 * The New Gold Mountain 2 * A Quality Education for Whom? 3 * Mainstreaming the Asian Mall 4 * That "Monster House" Is My Home 5 * Charting New Suburban Storylines Afterword: Keeping the Dream Alive in Troubled Times Appendix: Methods for Revealing Hidden Suburban Narratives Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293908 20180219
Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth, increased racial diversity, and prompted an influx of immigration, especially among highly skilled and educated migrants from China, Taiwan, and India. At the same time, the response to these newcomers among long-time neighbors and city officials revealed complex attitudes in even the most well-heeled and diverse communities. Trespassers? takes an intimate look at the everyday life and politics inside Silicon Valley against a backdrop of these dramatic demographic shifts. At the broadest level, it raises questions about the rights of diverse populations to their own piece of the suburban American Dream. It follows one community over several decades as it transforms from a sleepy rural town to a global gateway and one of the nation's largest Asian American-majority cities. There, it highlights the passionate efforts of Asian Americans to make Silicon Valley their home by investing in local schools, neighborhoods, and shopping centers. It also provides a textured tale of the tensions that emerge over this suburb's changing environment. With vivid storytelling, Trespassers? uncovers suburbia as an increasingly important place for immigrants and minorities to register their claims for equality and inclusion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293908 20180219
Green Library
CSRE-260-01, HISTORY-260-01, SOC-109-01, URBANST-169-01
Book
ix, 180 p.: ill. 21 cm.
Green Library
CSRE-260-01, HISTORY-260-01, URBANST-169-01
Book
203 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
CSRE-260-01, HISTORY-260-01, URBANST-169-01