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The Color of Law: A Look at Residential Racial Segregation in America

Friday, October 20, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 | San Francisco, CA
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Join us for a provocative discussion with prominent scholar Richard Rothstein, whose latest book The Color of Law, exposes how the United States’ vexing history of segregated housing—including in the San Francisco Bay Area—can be traced to explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels.

The timely book, subtitled “A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” comes as communities throughout the Bay Area grapple with a crisis in housing, gentrification, displacement. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshal Institute.


Richard Rothstein is Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute.

He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Teachers College Press and EPI, 2008) and Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (Teachers College Press 2004). He is also the author of 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).

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