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Richard Rothstein
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How do "de facto" and "de jure" segregation differ in Rothstein's accounting of residential racial segregation?

Here, students are asked to consider the differences between the two forms of residential racial segregation Rothstein uses as the basis for his argument throughout the book. Students could consider the difference by analyzing the definitions provided of each type of segregation or by providing examples.

Describe how major Supreme Court rulings affected residential racial segregation during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In this question, students are asked to isolate court rulings, one component of residential racial segregation, and consider the role they played in residential racial segregation independent of other factors Rothstein discusses. Students are encouraged to analyze trends in court rulings, as well as the rulings of particular notable cases.

How do the roles of public and private entities vary regarding de jure racial segregation?

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