— This event is SOLD OUT. A waitlist is available at the ticketing link. You may also watch the program live by visiting the YouTube channel for Plymouth Congregational Church here at 7 PM on Wednesday. —
In this online event for Twin Cities residents, Richard Rothstein will discuss his critically acclaimed book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, a searing account of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide. Rothstein shows that these policies created racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation. In exposing institutional racism, he answers an important question—how did we arrive here?—and raises another one—how do we move forward? The presentation will be followed by Q&A.
About the speaker
Rothstein is a distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a senior fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In addition to his most recent book, Rothstein is the author of many other articles and books on race and education, including Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap and Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right. He also was the national education columnist for the New York Times for several years.
Hosts and sponsors
This event is hosted by Hennepin History Museum, Plymouth Congregational Church, Alliance Housing Incorporated, and Align Minneapolis. It is sponsored by the Minneapolis Foundation and the Pohlad Family Foundation.
This event is part of a two-part series on the history of racism and housing in the Twin Cities.
Join us April 15th at 7 p.m. for Looking Back to Move Forward: The Housing Crisis, a panel conversation hosted by Chanda Smith Baker, Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President at the Minneapolis Foundation.