2020 Summit for Civil Rights – The State of American Apartheid


In “The State of American Apartheid”, scholars and on-the-ground activists discuss the history of school segregation, and, even six decades after Brown v. Board of Education declared “Separate is not equal”, how segregation exists and affects people today. This panel discusses the causes, results, and on-going impact of our society’s unwillingness to challenge racial segregation in our schools, featuring opening remarks from Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, and a panel discussion moderated by Stefan Lallinger, Director of The Century Foundation’s Bridge Collaborative. Panel participants include Richard Rothstein, Author of “The Color of the Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”; Tiffani Torres, Pace High School Class of 2020 and leader of school integration group Teens Take Charge; Stella Flores, Associate Dean at New York University; Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Civil Rights, and Social Justice at Georgetown University Law Center.