Sept. 24: Author of The Color of Law to Present Lecture

Bucknell’s education department will present Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, for a free, public lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. Rothstein’s talk will focus on segregated neighborhoods, schools and inequality of educational opportunity followed by audience Q&A.

Rothstein will also discuss his book the next day on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Arches Lounge with interested members of the faculty and staff.

Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where he is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley. He is also the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008); Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black–White Achievement Gap (2004); and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).

The education department would also like to thank the following departments and offices for their support of this event:

  • Office of the Provost
  • Griot Institute for Africana Studies
  • Bucknell Institute for Public Policy
  • Economics Department
  • Geography Department
  • Sociology and Anthropology Department
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
  • Freeman College of Management

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