Originally published in: 2017
What’s it about: A thorough history of the ways in which the government – local, state, and federal -created and has maintained segregated communities in the United States.
What made me pick it up: A colleague read this and recommended it.
My favorite things: Rothstein is incredibly thorough. He delivers a lot of informative content in an accessible way and uses a lot of evidence to back up his claims. There is a FAQ section at the end where he addresses questions that might still linger.
Who it’s great for: Readers interested in racial justice. Those interested in US history, discrimination, housing law, or civil rights. I’d recommend reading it with Desmond’s Evicted.