Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, a senior fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and also a senior fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley . His book on the history of state-sponsored residential segregation, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, will be published soon and can now be ordered at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers. He is a former national education columnist at the New York Times, and the author of many other articles and books on race and education, all of which can be found at his web page at the Economic Policy Institute. You may particularly be interested in his recent comment on what Ben Carson needs to learn about housing segregation. He welcomes your comments on his lecture, and you can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.