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Richard Rothstein discusses "The Color of the Law" Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Richard Rothstein discusses "The Color of the Law"
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us to hear National Book Award nominee Rothstein discuss the laws and policies that promoted racial segregation in the past, and the discriminatory patterns that continue even today.
DescriptionIn 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. Rothstein will appear in conversation with Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, Quintard Taylor.

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where he is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.

Quintard Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington. Taylor has more than forty years of teaching experience in African American history and specifically African Americans in the American West. He is the author of numerous books, including In Search of The Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990, The Forging of A Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era, and America-I-Am, Black Facts: The Story of a People Through Timelines, 1601-2000, and the co-author of Dr. Sam: The Autobiography of Dr. Samuel Kelly, Soldier, Educator, Advocate and Friend.
View in Catalog"The Color of the Law" by Richard Rothstein
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Third Place Books. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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