This month’s staff pick comes from our partners at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP).
They have chosen The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.
In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May 2017), Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
IRP is also hosting Richard Rothstein this week for a lecture on The Color of Law. Details are below:
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room
School of Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
A reception follows the lecture
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