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‘The Color of Law’ discussion to get under way in October

Sept. 24. The North Mecklenburg Economic Mobility Collaborative, Ada Jenkins Center, Unity in Community, and Center for Civic Engagement at Davidson College will hold a community-wide study of the book “The Color of Law” this fall.

The subtitle of the book by Dr. Richard Rothstein is: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The book addresses how racial segregation characterizes cities across the United States, causing ongoing social and economic problems.

The purpose of the community-wide study is to develop a deeper understanding of the policies that converged to help create the affordable housing challenge.

Groups will be formed based on interest and availability. The hope is for the groups to start the last week of October.

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In a press release, the North Meck Collaborative said, “with a deeper understanding, we will be better equipped to advocate for solutions to remedy the burden many of our neighbors carry too often.”