Living Apart is a book on American history. It is about the betrayal of the government on a landmark civil rights law. It is written by Nikole Hannah Jones. She is an investigative journalist from the USA. She is widely known for the coverage of civil rights in the USA. She joined New York Times in 2015 as their staff writer and that was the peak time of her career. She has written several books on America and one of them is Ghost of Greenwood. She was highly appreciated for her work in The 1619 Project.
Steven Menasche narrated this Living Apart book. It was a great job done by the narrator through his clarity of accent and excellent tonal quality.
More than four decades after the signing of the Fair Housing Act into law by President Johnson, residential isolation in America remained unresolved. It was designed to support the dismantling of the racially divided housing patterns of the nation. The act was ignored largely by almost every presidential administration.
The Republicans and Democrats were alike in this matter and that was the scene since 1968. The ProPublica investigate here about the failing and especially how the subsequent leaders after President Nixon declined to employ billions of dollars awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That grant was meant to fight segregation. Their reluctance in that matter reflected on a larger political reality.
Living Apart is a very enjoyable book and quite enlightening at the same time. Kudos to both the author and narrator of this book for doing such a tremendous job in their respective capacities. You will have a great time with this book so it must not be overlooked.
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