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.
Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and Levi Strauss say they will do the right thing all over the world. That's better than if they made no commitment, but it may not be much.Richard RothsteinJuly-August 1996
The earth literally had to move to jolt Congress into passing a stiumulus package -- and to lift California out of recession.Peter Dreier AND Richard RothsteinSummer 1994
Years ago we decided to banish child labor within our borders. Will such standards now be extended to the global economy -- or abandoned entirely?Richard RothsteinSpring 1994
Relative to whites, minorities have made impressive gains in education attainment. Why are they still falling behind economically?Richard RothsteinJanuary-February 1997