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Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law, a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

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Wed, October 13, 2021 03:00PM -
Wed, October 20, 2021 04:00PM
Registration Period:
Mr. Marcus Aguilar

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 1987 Ambassadors, in partnership with the Stanford Law School Black Alumni Association and the Stanford GSB Black Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce a special event on October 13, 2021, at 3 PM PDT with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. 

Mr. Rothstein will speak about how racism is enshrined in the law, specifically in the area of residential segregation. Widely acclaimed upon its publication in 2017, The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregation — the fact that some neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively white — is the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. These policies have had a profound and lasting impact on African Americans, affecting their educational and job opportunities, economic well-being, and physical health.

It is our hope that Mr. Rothstein's presentation will not only inspire our audience but also motivate them to take ACTION.

All attendees will be invited to stay after the presentation to discuss and identify tangible opportunities to put our Stanford might behind needed changes in the law that remain in place today. These opportunities might focus on residential segregation or other areas of embedded racism, such as sentencing guidelines, or public policy.

We hope you will join us and make our voice heard.

The meeting will take place via Zoom, so please take this opportunity to register and a zoom link will follow prior to the presentation.


GSB Class of 1987 Racial Justice Steering Group and Ambassadors

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