- Thursday, February 25, 2021
- 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Richard Rothstein, Research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, and Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
An explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide.
“Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers an original and insightful explanation of how government policy in the United States intentionally promoted and enforced residential racial segregation. …[H]is argument, which calls for a fundamental reexamination of American constitutional law, is that the Supreme Court has failed for decades to understand the extent to which residential racial segregation in our nation is not the result of private decisions…, but is the direct product of unconstitutional government action. The implications of his analysis are revolutionary.” —Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law (and former dean) at the University of Chicago Law School