Join ULI San Francisco on July 14th at 11:00am for an in depth discussion with New York Times Bestselling author, Richard Rothstein, about his book The Color of Law,
which exposes the powerful and disturbing history of how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on cities nationwide and promoted discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
A must-read for anyone in the real estate and land use industry, The Color of Law expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing, the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods, and federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods.
Recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
Rothstein’s presentation will be followed by moderated discussion by Gloria Bruce
, Executive Director of East Bay Housing Organization, and audience questions.
All attendees will receive an electronic copy of The Color of Law, sent via email one day in advance of the event (July 13).
Net proceeds from this event will go towards ULI San Francisco’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Membership Fund.
This is a Housing the Bay
lead-up webinar and is sponsor eligible for Housing the Bay sponsors.