The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Virtual Book Talk with Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021

This program was held on 4/21/21.

To see the follow up materials mentioned by the speakers click the link below.

The Color of Law 4 21 21 Follow Up Materials from Richard and Lila

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Listen in as Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman discuss contemporary racial segregation across the United States. The panelists will dig into the history of public housing projects, suburbanization, and the actions of the federal housing administration and then interrogate the racial segregation and income gap in America today as a byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Touching on the negative effects of these policies on African Americans and the United States as a whole, Rothstein and Berman will address how Jewish Americans specifically benefited from and suffered as a result of these policies.

About the speakers:

Richard Rothstein is a national best selling author, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Fund. 

Lila Corwin Berman is the Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History at Temple University. Berman is also the author of the recently released The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The Historical Formation of a Multi-Billion Dollar Institution.



This Program was presented by The National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, and Temple BZBI.