The Color of Law Discussion with Richard Rothstein


January 23, 2019


Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Introduction by John Barros

Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

Join us for a talk with Richard Rothstein to discuss his bestselling book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. In this ground-breaking work on American housing policy, Richard Rothstein explores 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.

Food and refreshments will be served

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Racial Equity