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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
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The Andrew K. Prinz Lecture for Political Awareness
Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. It corrupts the criminal justice system and exacerbates economic inequality. In his book The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, argues that government systematically imposed residential segregation in cities across the country, with devastating consequences for generations of African Americans and the country as a whole.
There will be a book signing to follow the lecture.
Before the start of the lecture, we will be presenting the Prinz Faculty and Staff Merit Award to this year’s winner. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the lecture to join us in recognition of this individual.