The Color of Law

On this edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, takes us back in time for a great lecture given at the University of Louisville this spring entitled "We Can’t Desegregate the Nation without Knowing How We Segregated It." Richard Rothstein spoke on February 12, 2018 at UofL's Department of Urban & Public Affairs.

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. His February lecture on his latest book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, touched on both the causes of racial segregation and its negative impacts on housing, income, and education. In addition to his recent book, he is the author of many other articles and books on race and education, which can be found at his webpage at the Economic Policy Institute: Richard’s influential books include Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Improvement to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, and Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right.

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Source: The Color of Law (Sustainability Now!, FORward Radio, July 23, 2018)