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The Color of Public Education: Laws that Divide Us, Hopes that Unite Us
October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Due to high interest and the space limitations of the church we have had to cap registration for the dinner portion of this event. You are still welcome to register if you have not already done so and attend Rothstein’s presentation, but we will unfortunately not be able to provide you with dinner.
Join us for an evening with Richard Rothstein, former columnist for the New York Times, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, as well as a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, has spent years documenting the evidence that the government not merely ignored discriminatory practices in the residential sphere, but promoted them. The impact has been devastating for generations of African-Americans who were denied the right to live where they wanted to live, and raise and school their children where they could flourish most successfully. While the Fair Housing Act of 1968 provided modest enforcement to prevent future discrimination, it did nothing to reverse or undo a century’s worth of state-sanctioned violations of the Bill of Rights, particularly the Thirteenth Amendment which banned treating former slaves as second-class citizens. So the structural conditions established by 20th century federal policy endure to this day.
Richard Rothstein will present his research and facilitate a workshop with public school advocates, parents, teachers, and anyone who has a stake in truly integrated, well-funded public schools in North Carolina (that means everyone). We will also have dinner together. Click here to learn more about Richard Rothstein.
Gathering with snacks, and copies of a (very accessible) essay Rothstein wrote for The Crisis Magazine, the official publication of the NAACP.
Richard Rothstein presents his basic research and answers questions.
Light dinner. Each table will have a designated person to facilitate conversation.
Conversation continues with Q&A with one another and with Richard Rothstein.
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Due to high interest and the space limitations of the church we have had to cap registration for the dinner portion of this event. You are still welcome to register if you have not already done so and attend Rothstein’s presentation, but we will unfortunately not be able to provide you with dinner.Register Now