Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that many participants in community discussions about Richard Rothstein’s “The Color of Law” have been shocked to learn of the government’s pervasive role in creating segregation.
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Dr. Robert S. Smith, Harry G. John Professor of History and the director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach at Marquette University, challenges Milwaukee residents to read the Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace, calling it “informative” and “concise.”
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that anyone who wants to understand the reasons for residential racial segregation should read the “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein, which lays the blame squarely on government policy.