Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Harris Hall, 101
Lecture & Book Title:
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our
Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein is a distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which expands upon and provides a national perspective on his recent work that has documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation as in his report, The Making of Ferguson. He is also the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008), Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004), and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005) and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).
A reception and book signing will immediately follow the lecture in Harris Courtyard.