Although it today considers itself a beacon of equal opportunity Colorados racial history is replete with racial injustice and discrimination particularly in the field of higher education and fair housing Archival research and field investigation discloses an unbroken line of terror mob justice Ku Klux Klan government and outright exclusion of four major groups of color going back to territorial days with effects continuing to this day
Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic,
Home-Grown Racism: Colorado's Historic Embrace - And Denial - of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education,
U. Colo. L. Rev.
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