Author Richard Rothstein visits the Library to discuss his book The Color of Law. Rothstein recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state and local policy segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and still requires remedy. Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
This event is a part of the Tarea Hall Pittman Social Justice Series, honoring the legacy of Ms. Pittman's social justice activism that positively affected the lives of people in California. Programs bring awareness to and promote discussions about human rights, social privilege and equal opportunity.