Our Chair's Book Club Winter 2020 Selection: The Color of Law
During last week's Annual Meeting, we announced the Winter 2020 selection for our Chair's Book Club: Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law!
As we did with our previous selection, Anthony Ray Hinton's The Sun Does Shine, we will bring Book Club participants together for virtual programs over the coming months while also providing discussion guides to help deepen understanding of the issues Rothstein addresses. All SECF members are eligible to join the Chair's Book Club, one of several initiatives inspired by our Equity Framework.
In The Color of Law, Rothstein argues that unconstitutional government housing policies, not merely de facto segregation caused by private actors, have systematically deprived Black families of generational wealth and access to quality education for decades.
These issues were also the focus of Rothstein's plenary remarks at last week’s Annual Meeting. (If you registered for the Annual Meeting, you can watch Rothstein's plenary now -- other SECF members will be able to access a recording next month!)
You can join the Chair's Book Club today! More information on programming and resources for Book Club participants will be announced soon! If you're already a Chair's Book Club member, you'll automatically receive updates related to our latest selection!
Where to Get Your Copy of The Color of Law
SECF Members can purchase a signed copy of The Color of Law at a discounted price through our new SECF Bookstore! Click here to explore all the titles we have for sale!
If you'd rather borrow the book, you don't need to wait for your local library -- visit the SECF Lending Library now to check out The Color of Law as an eBook or audiobook!
If you have questions on how to use either the SECF Bookstore or Lending Library, contact Stephen Sherman, director of research and data, at firstname.lastname@example.org.