The Color of Law

Evening Forum

Photo by Eric Fisher

The book The Color of Law argues that racially explicit government policies in the mid-20th century purposely created an enduring pattern of residential segregation that characterizes not only the Bay Area but every metropolitan region nationwide. Join author Richard Rothstein, in conversation with Emily Badger of The New York Times, to hear how these pervasive policies demand remedies that we haven’t previously considered, in what is sure to be a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion.

+ Emily Badger / The New York Times
+ Richard Rothstein / Economic Policy Institute


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