Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law

March 27, 2018

Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law & Changing Patterns

Tuesday, March 27th, 8:30-11:00 AM, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108

In THE COLOR OF LAW, Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level.

“The Color of Law is one of those rare books that will be discussed and debated for many decades. Based on careful analyses of multiple historical documents, Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation.” —WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON, author of The Truly Disadvantaged

Join the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council as Jim Campen, author of Changing Patterns XXIV, presents some key findings from our most recent report and then hear from Richard Rothstein as he explores the role of goverment in contributing to and reinforcing segregation in Boston, Greater Boston and Massachusetts. Richard will take questions from the audience.

THE COLOR OF LAW will also be available for purchase on site, and Richard will be signing copies at the end of the event.


Tickets are limited so please purchase your ticket now to ensure a space.


8:30 – 9:00         Arrival & breakfast

9:00 – 9:05         Introduction of Richard Rothstein

9:00 – 9:20         Presentation of Changing Patterns XXIV Data

9:20 – 9:45         Richard Rothstein Remarks

9:45 – 10:20       Audience Q&A

10:20 – 11:00     Book Signing