The MBS Non-Fiction Book Group invites parents and faculty members to participate in a discussion of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
In the spirit of Morristown-Beard School’s commitment to promoting lifelong learning, empathy, and awareness of diverse perspectives, the MBS faculty and parent community participate in non-fiction book discussions several times a year. This summer’s book, The Color of Law, explores the “powerful and disturbing history” of how the American government deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide.
“The Rothstein book gathers meticulous research showing how governments at all levels long employed racially discriminatory policies to deny blacks the opportunity to live in neighborhoods with jobs, good schools and upward mobility.” — The Washington Post
“One of the great strengths of Rothstein’s account is the sheer weight of evidence he marshals. . . . While the road forward is far from clear, there is no better history of this troubled journey than ‘The Color of Law.’” — New York Times Book Review