Our House Divided: What U.S. Schools Don’t Teach About U.S.-Style Apartheid

In this article from 2013, Richard Rothstein writes about the history of racial inequality in the United States. “One of the worst examples of our historical blindness is the widespread belief that our continued residential racial segregation, North and South, is ‘de facto,’ not the result of explicit government policy but instead the consequence of private prejudice, economic inequality, and personal choice to self-segregate. But in truth, our major metropolitan areas were segregated by government action.”