Speaker to discuss segregation during 'The Color of Law'

Author Richard Rothstein will speak on "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 116 Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

The title of his talk also is the title of his new book, which details how local, state and federal policies led to a segregated America that continues to the present day.

Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. His appearance is sponsored by the Center for Education and Civil Rights in the College of Education and co-sponsored by the Law and Education Alliance at Penn State.

Copies of Rothstein's book will be available to purchase.

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Last Updated September 19, 2017