Richard Rothstein

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Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein ECI 2015.jpg
Rothstein in 2015
Born
NationalityAmerican
OccupationHistorian, author
ChildrenJesse Rothstein
Academic background
Alma materHarvard University
Academic work
DisciplineEducation and housing policy
Notable worksThe Color of Law

Richard Rothstein is an American academic and author affiliated with the Economic Policy Institute, and a senior fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.[1][2] His current research focuses on the history of segregation in the United States with regards to education and housing.

Career[edit]

Rothstein speaking on legal segregation in America in 2015

From 1999 until 2002, Rothstein was the national education columnist for The New York Times.[3] and had been a senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley until it closed in 2015. Rothstein was then affiliated with the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.[4]

His 2017 book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, argues that racial housing segregation is the result of government policy at all levels—federal, state, and local. Rothstein disagreed with the prevailing view affirmed by Supreme Court in the 1973 decision Miliken v. Bradley and a subsequent 2007 decision: that housing segregation is primarily the result of private racism and decisions.[5] A review in The New York Times said that there was "no better history" of housing segregation, while Rachel Cohen of Slate called The Color of Law "essential."[6][7]

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  1. ^ https://www.epi.org/people/richard-rothstein/
  2. ^ https://west.stanford.edu/events/virtual-author-event-richard-rothstein-color-law
  3. ^ Rothstein, Richard (November 10, 1999). "LESSONS; Does Social Class Matter in School?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on September 19, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Richard Rothstein | Haas Institute". haasinstitute.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Greenhouse, Linda (June 29, 2007). "Justices Limit the Use of Race in School Plans for Integration". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Oshinsky, David (June 20, 2017). "A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Cohen, Rachel M. (May 5, 2017). "Discrimination Is Not De Facto". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Way We Were? The Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement". Economic Policy Institute. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ https://west.stanford.edu/events/virtual-author-event-richard-rothstein-color-law
  10. ^ "Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black–White Achievement Gap". Economic Policy Institute. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  11. ^ https://west.stanford.edu/events/virtual-author-event-richard-rothstein-color-law
  12. ^ "Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right". Economic Policy Institute. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.