13th Annual ND Reads Community Event
Join us on Tuesday, November 5 for part two of our 13th annual ND Reads event. Author Richard Rothstein will join us for a discussion of his book, The Color of Law.

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

About the Author - Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, where his recent work has documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation. In addition to his duties at the Economic Policy Institute, he is a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of  Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008), Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004), and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998), and co-author of The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (2003). From 1999 to 2002, he was the national education columnist for the New York Times. Mr. Roths
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