Richard Rothstein

rothstein-headshotRichard Rothstein: The Color of Law and the role of government

Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A

TYPE: WNDC-Educational Foundation Speaker Luncheon




The WNDC-Educational Foundation welcomes Richard Rothstein to discuss his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Professor Rothstein explores the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided as the result of individual prejudices, personal choices to live in same-race neighborhoods, income differences, or the actions of private institutions such as banks. Instead, The Color of Law uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day. This ground-breaking work concludes that because segregation was created by government action in violation of the U.S. Constitution, we are obligated to remedy it.

Professor Rothstein is a Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and is a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute at UC Berkeley.

The book will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.

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