Unequal City (Paperback)

Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice

By Carla Shedd

Russell Sage Foundation, 9780871547965, 244pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2015

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About the Author

CARLA SHEDD is assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Columbia University.


Praise For Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice

Unequal City is a revelatory study that shows and tells how inner city young people struggle to acquire a decent education. It powerfully describes the everyday challenges these students face—illuminating how they navigate school and their local communities and the way they confront what too often holds them back. This book should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between inequality and urban education.”

—Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University



“Carla Shedd has written an important book about how race and place shape the experiences of young people in Chicago. Unequal City stands out for many reasons, but most importantly for its empirical richness. Shedd has amassed amazing data and uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to amplify the voices of young people. If you want to understand what young people think about such topics as the police, schools, and in-equality, you should read this book. It is a timely and insightful book.”

–Cathy Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago