ULI Oklahoma Book Club: The Color of Law (OKC)


Thursday, December 12th, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm CST


Commonplace Books 1325 N Walker Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73103-6401 UNITED STATES


Standard Pricing Until November 13 Members Non-Members
Private $30.00 $40.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $30.00 $40.00
Retired $30.00 N/A
Student $30.00 $40.00
Under Age 35 $30.00 $40.00

 As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, in The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

 Registration covers all three sessions + a copy of the book ($20 value).  Once registration closes, you will receive instructions about how to pick up your copy. 

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - if you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please notify oklahoma@uli.org


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 – Chapters 1-4

1. If San Francisco, Then Everywhere?
2. Public Housing, Black Ghettos
3. Racial Zoning
4. "Own Your Own Home"

Please read chapters 1-4 before arriving on Thursday, October 10th. 
We will be discussing the first four chapters as a group.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – Chapters 5-8

5. Private Agreements, Government Enforcement
6. White Flight
7. IRS Support and Compliant Regulators
8. Local Tactics

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 – Chapters 9-12

9. State-Sanctioned Violence
10. Suppressed Incomes
11. Looking Forward, Looking Back
12. Considering Fixes


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