Workbook on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein | Discussions Made Easy
Richard Rothstein is an American academic and author affiliated with the Economic Policy Institute. His research focused on the “history of state-sponsored residential segregation in the United States.” In addition, he worked as a national education columnist for The New York Times for a decade from 1999 to 2002. Rothstein is also a frequent lecturer on issues such as equity, race, and education, among others. He was previously a senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, until the institute's closure in 2015. Rothstein then transferred to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, also at UC Berkeley.
Rothstein’s research has been chronicled through his works: Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008), Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004), and The Way We Were?: The Myths and Reality of Student Achievement in the United States (1998). Segregated racial housing, according to his 2017 book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, stems from policies implemented by the government at all levels?federal, state, and local.
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