Amanda Lewis and John Diamond evaluate racial inequities in schools, address District 65 community members

Amanda Lewis and John Diamond discussed the causes of persistent racial inequality in school districts like Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in front of an audience of parents and community members last week. The discussion included findings from their recent study of racial dynamics in a Chicago area high school, presented in Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools. You can read more about the event here.

Amanda Lewis is professor of sociology and African American Studies & director of Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. John Diamond is Hoefs Bascom Professor of Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison.