When

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

11:30 am – 12:30 pm - Networking lunch (Optional)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Lecture and Discussion

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Where

The Mahaffey Theater 
400 First St. South East
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 

 
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Contact

Nathan Gil 
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg 
727-865-4650 
info@healthystpete.foundation 
   

Speakers Who Inspire 

Richard Rothstein

The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

11:30 am – 12:30 pm - Networking lunch (Optional)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Lecture and Discussion

The Mahaffey Theater

400 First Street South East

St. Petersburg, FL

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. RSVP Required.

Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto—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.

The Color of Law will be available for purchase and Dr. Rothstein will sign copies after the event.