Kinder Institute Forum Lecture
Kinder Institute Forum Lecture & Book Signing: Richard Rothstein on “The Color of Law”
Seating is at capacity. Watch a livestream of the lecture via the Kinder Institute on Facebook.
Presented by Richard Rothstein, distinguished fellow, Economic Policy Institute; and senior fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Haas Institute at UC Berkeley
Combining legal research and human stories, Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, shows how U.S. cities came to be racially divided through de jure (explicit laws enacted by governments)—not de facto (individual prejudices, income differences or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies)—segregation.
This talk explores how laws and policies at the federal, state, and local levels have promoted and enforced the residential racial segregation that exists today, and offers strategies on how to correct these injustices.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is on sale at the Museum before and after the program. A book signing follows the talk.
About the Kinder Institute Forum Lecture Series
The Kinder Institute Forum Lectures are organized by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Established in 2010, the institute advances the understanding of critical issues facing Houston and other leading U.S. urban centers through scientific research, educational programs, and public outreach with the goal of developing more humane and sustainable cities.