LISC National

SUMMER BOOK READ – The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein


Host a Book Read!

Orientation and Launch Party
Wednesday, May 9
5:00 pm sign in
5:30–7:00 pm program
The Vibe, 3334 North Holton Street

People interested in hosting a book read on
The Color of Law will receive a discussion guide and toolkit.
Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.  

The summer read will culminate at an event with author
Richard Rothstein the evening of Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.

LISC Milwaukee and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) are facilitating a large-scale community book read of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americaby Richard Rothstein. MMFHC and LISC’s goal is to develop a shared understanding of the past to facilitate a more equitable future.

The Color of Law documents how American cities became so racially divided, as federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation, with:

Scholars have separately described many of these policies; The Color of Law uniquely brings them together to show how they interacted to create a powerful system of residential segregation in every metropolitan area.

Download PDF for more information on The Color of Law.

To host a book read with your friends or colleagues, please contact Jerusha Daniels,, or register here or on Facebook @equitablefuture.