Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities
Food For Thought Books is excited to host Carl Nightingale, to discuss his recent University of Chicago Press publication - Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities.
"Thanks to such great African American lawyers like Moorfield Storey and Thurgood Marshall, and thanks to thousands of courageous activists of the open housing movement, some of the hoariest forms of segregationist practice have disappeared.
Racists, for example, can no longer pass laws to segregate neighborhoods— as their counterparts in San Francisco, Baltimore, and a dozen other cities tried from 1890 to 1917... Such dynamics could easily return, as we see in incidents of white violence directed against immigrants of color in some suburbs and in the vigilante militias that have assembled along the US–Mexico border. That leaves many other practices intact and thriving. We too often let many of these fly below the radar of our national discussions of urban life and politics."
--from a piece on The Chicago Blog, written by Carl Nightingale