Book Club: Despite the Best Intentions with Diamond and Lewis

We’re excited to start this year’s Book Club with Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools, an insightful dissection of how the U.S. educational system has a concerning gap of achievement when taking a closer look at the Black and Latino youth. Join us in conversation with the authors as they give readers an in-depth look at the main factors in play at Riverview High School, an affluent school that serves as a case study for a diverse school instilled with racial hierarchies. Register here.

  • Moderator: Mark Gearan – Director at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School; Board Member, RFKHR

  • John B. Diamond – Professor of Sociology and Education Policy, Department of Sociology and Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University

  • Amanda E. Lewis – Professor of African American Studies & Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago