Richard Rothstein is affiliated with the Economic Policy Institute, and a senior fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Previously, he was the national education columnist for The New York Times from 1999 to 2002. Rothstein lectures widely about issues of equity, race, and education. His current research focuses on the history of segregation in the United States with regards to education and housing.Rothstein is the author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” which recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.He lives in California, where he had been a senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley until it closed in 2015. Rothstein was then affiliated with the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Richard Rothstein and other top speakers and celebrities.