Segregated by Design

Film. Directed by Mark Lopez. Written by Mark Lopez and Richard Rothstein. 2019. 18 minutes.
An animated documentary of how the federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in the U.S. through law and policy.

Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Housing, African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class

Segregated by Design’ is an animated documentary on the history of how federal, state, and local governments unconstitutionally segregated major metropolitan areas in the United States through law and policy.

The 18-minute film is based on the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein who also narrates.


Segregated by Design from Silkworm on Vimeo. Length: 18 minutes.

Film ContentsSegregated By Design (Film)

I. A Forgotten History
II. The Policies
III. Racial Zoning
IV. The Slums
V. Slum Clearance
VI. The Wealth Gap
VII. Effects of Segregation
IIX. Constitutional Remedy

A Silkworm Studio Film. Directed by Mark Lopez and written by Mark Lopez and Richard Rothstein. Narrated by Richard Rothstein. Production management by Lea Wülferth. Music, Sound Design & Mix by YouTooCanWoo. 2019.

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