An Evening with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems. We are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. The Color of Law demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. Only after learning the history of this policy can we be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.
Presented by the Upper Arlington Historical Society as part of their HistorySpeaks 2020 series, with sincere thanks to the series' lead sponsor, First Merchants Bank. All tickets are $15. To purchase go to www.uahistory.org