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“Residential Segregation — What Are the Remedies?”
10-19-2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center on Race and Social Problems will host Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute, for his presentation “Residential Segregation – What Are the Remedies?” on Wednesday, October 19.
Registration is not required; however, seating space is limited. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Housing segregation undergirds many of the nation’s seemingly intractable racial inequities. Richard Rothstein has spent the past several years researching how federal, state, and local policies have deliberately placed racial minorities in slum conditions, often with severe and lasting impact across generations. While interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air last year, “Don’t ‘Sanitize’ How Our Government Created Ghettos,” he emphasizes the importance of opening up the discussion about segregation and ghettos:
“This is a term that we no longer use because we’re embarrassed to talk about it, and we need to confront our history and stop sanitizing our language and talk openly about what we’ve done as a nation and what we need to do to undo it. And we can’t talk openly if we’re going to use euphemisms instead of being explicit about what the reality is.”
Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute; Fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley)
Richard Rothstein has documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation in his report, The Making of Ferguson. He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008), Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004), The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998).
Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).