Oak Park Library

834 Lake Street
Oak Park

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Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law, In Conversation

by AntiRacismCommittee of DemocraticParty of OakPark & The OakPark RegionalHousing Center

Thu, December 7, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Richard Rothstein, author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Law, and senior fellow at the UCLA School of Law, will be discussing his book with Dan Lauber AICP, former Oak Park Senior Planner and fair housing attorney.

The racial divide in America’s cities -underscored by violence in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charlotte – is not just the product of individual prejudices, income disparity, or the actions of devel­opers, banks, and other private institutions. In a discussion of his new book The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein makes the case that our federal, state, and local gov­ernments shoulder even greater blame. They adopted laws and policies that promoted or facilitated discrimination for decades, sanctioning segregated public housing and demolishing integrated neighborhoods.

Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a former New York Times columnist, and a Senior Fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law. Lauber conducts Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice that provide a step-by-step guide to integrating communities and is the author of Ending American Apartheid: How Cities Achieve and Maintain Racial Diversity.

Join us for this rare opportunity to have a conversation with the nation’s foremost researchers on race and public policy. Books will be available by The Book Table for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served.


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