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Author Richard Rothstein discusses The Color of Law

  • Jones Middle School auditorium 2100 Arlington Avenue Columbus, OH, 43221 United States (map)

As part of our HIstorySpeaks 2020 series, the Upper Arlington Historical Society is pleased to present author Richard Rothstein discussing themes from his 2018 book The Color of Law. Book sales by Gramercy Books of Bexley pre- and post-event, with book signings available after the lecture / Q&A.

Lecture Summary: Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto—the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. The Color of Law demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. Only after learning the history of this policy can we be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.

$15 General Admission
$50 Event Admission + Pre-ception with Mr. Rothstein at 6:00pm, including reserved event seating (front rows) and signed copy of book. Limited quantity.

On sale after January 1, 2020. Friends of the Historical Society will get first notice of sale.

Purchasing The Color of Law
We are thankful to be in partnership with Gramercy Books in Bexley for book sales and book signing (pre- and post-event). When choosing where to order your copy of The Color of Law prior to March 4th, please choose Gramercy Books! And add a comment that you are purchasing for the March 4, 2020 event so they know we are giving them our love!

Thanks to our HistorySpeaks 2020 Lead Sponsor for their support!

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