Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law By Leah Rothstein, Richard Rothstein Cover Image
Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now


The Color of Law recounted how government at all levels created segregation. Just Action describes how we can begin to undo it.

“The most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson), The Color of Law has become a landmark work, selling nearly 1,000,000 copies. Aware that twenty-first-century segregation continues to promote inequality and exploit political polarization, Richard Rothstein paired with housing policy expert Leah Rothstein to write Just Action, a book that energizes local organizations to win community victories that might finally challenge residential segregation and cascade into a groundswell movement. The coauthors have produced a social blueprint for community leaders, concerned residents, and everyday citizens alike, insisting that the private sector take responsibility for redressing the segregation that it played a large part in creating. Whether providing strategies for protecting renters’ rights and security, diminishing the dangerous black-white wealth gap, opening up exclusive white areas to diverse residents, or stemming “white flight” from neighborhoods in transition, Just Action, with trenchant insight, provides the groundwork for remedying America’s profoundly unconstitutional past.

About the Author

Leah Rothstein’s expertise in the full range of housing policy stems from more than two decades of experience as a consultant to affordable housing developers and local governments and as a community and union organizer. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law and father to co-author Leah Rothstein, has written many books and articles on educational policy and racial inequality. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781324093244
ISBN-10: 1324093242
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: June 1st, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English