October 29, 2021
Join us for this multi-library virtual event with author Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and Senior Fellow (Emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Rothstein is the author of The Color of the Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Parted America, which deals with the laws and policies that lead to racially divided cities, as well as the consequences that continue to this day. In this virtual discussion, acclaimed author Richard Rothstein demonstrates that residential segregation was created by a racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-20th century that openly subsidized a white-only suburb in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. . His lecture will educate attendees on the history of this policy so they can be ready to undertake the national conversation needed to address unconstitutional racial discrimination.
Sponsored by Friends of Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury Rotary Club, A Better Shrewsbury, The Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Rotary Club, Grafton Public Library, Hopkinton Public Library, Westborough Public Library and Southborough Public Library.
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