An NAACP LDF, PRRAC, Open Communities Alliance, Sillerman Center Report (October 2020). By Susan Eaton.
Excerpt: “This report was inspired in part by the 2017 book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein…This report offers a similar accounting of the nature, origins, and harms of racial segregation. But it is more granular in nature and covers just one region. This report’s title invokes one of Connecticut’s nicknames, “The Land of Steady Habits.” First applied in the 1800s, the moniker referred to the state’s inclination to elect the same people to office year after year. Electoral behavior may have changed in Connecticut, but the voluminous record here shows that racial segregation does remain the state’s steady habit.”