How our government segregated America 

The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action presents author Richard Rothstein on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrary Function Room of Yawkey Center. Rothstein will discuss his new book,  The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Liveright, 2017), in which he argues that segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is also the author/co-author of several other books, including Grading Education: Getting Accountability RightClass and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, and The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement. Publishers Weekly named The Color of Law one of its Top 10 books of 2017. | National Public Radio interviews: “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air.”

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