Richard Rothstein is a Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute, a Senior Fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law, a Contributing Editor of The American Prospect, and an occasional contributor. His previous work on racial segregation and public education is posted here, and his most recent Prospect print story, "The Making of Ferguson," can be read here. Readers may correspond with him about his writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For decades, the Fair Housing Act's potential was squandered. A recent Court decision may finally change that.Richard RothsteinJul 05, 2015
A century of federal, state, and local policies have quarantined Charm City’s black population in isolated slums.Richard RothsteinApr 29, 2015
Long before the shooting of Michael Brown, official racial-isolation policies primed Ferguson for this summer’s events.Richard RothsteinOct 13, 2014
Should universities shift their recruitment focus away from race and onto poor neighborhoods?Sheryll Cashin AND Richard RothsteinAug 01, 2014