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redlining

We’re joined by Richard Rothstein, author of the book, “The Color of Law.”  The book investigates how local, state, and national governments deliberately and systematically imposed racial segregation across the U.S.

Rothstein will be in Rochester this Friday for a presentation with PathStone Corporation, but first, he joins us on Connections to discuss his research and how the racial zoning and public housing policies of the twentieth century created segregated communities we live in today. Our guests:

  • Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law,” distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, and emeritus senior fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Simeon Banister, vice president of community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Stuart Mitchell, president and CEO of PathStone Corporation