Richard Rothstein will be at the DIESEL Bookstore in Oakland to discuss and sign, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m.
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Haas Institute Senior Fellow Richard Rothstein explodes 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 like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created the patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day. The Color of Law concludes that because residential segregation was created by government action in violation of the constitution, we are obligated to remedy it.
Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson says “Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation.”
The New York Times Book Review says, “While the road forward is far from clear, there is no better history of this troubled journey than ‘The Color of Law’.”
In addition to being a Senior Fellow the Haas Institute, Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
Where: DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to purchase the book, please visit DIESEL, A Bookstore.
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