Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice by Carla Shedd
Drawing from the lived experiences of youth across four Chicago-based schools, Dr. Shedd provides a rich, in-depth examination of race, geography, and inequity built within the educational system. Dr. Shedd breaks down, on both a personal and systems level, the ways in which low income marginalization, race, place, and systems intersect to create inequity in the educational experiences of students. From crossing multiple forms of boundaries to the connection of schools to the larger, discriminatory discipline society, this book provides much needed insight into the daily lives of racialized youth living in poverty while also connecting those experiences to the broader societal factors that further contribute to their oppression.
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Lead and participate in group book discussions by purchasing Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice by Dr. Carla Shedd. Our Guidance will help you successfully lead your own book group, in addition to helpful resources located in the Companion Resources section of this page. The publishers of Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, Russell Sage Foundation, have extended a 25% discount to participants who purchase the book using code SHEDD25 at chekout.
Recommended After You Read
After reading Unequal City, we recommend that you listen to This American Life. This two-part audio features Harper High School, one of the schools discussed in the book. Links to part one and two can be found in the Campanion Resources section of this page.