Join the 2022 Equity Book Group!


Join us for our 6th annual Equity Book Group! It’s a statewide opportunity to read, discuss, interact, share, and learn with a book on a topic relevant to our work and create action plans to create more equitable learning opportunities for students on our campuses and to eliminate the equity gap by 2030.

The first 150 to register will receive a free digital copy of the book!

All faculty and staff from any Minnesota State college or university are invited to participate. We also encourage campuses to:

  • have conversations/meetings on your campus to complement our work together
  • use a buddy system to move through any of the book group activities with a colleague

This professional development opportunity has two main parts:

  1. Three 60-minute virtual Zoom meetings to discuss how the experiences and perspectives in this book relate to our students.
  2. D2L Brightspace course to explore issues related to the book. The “course” will use short, asynchronous, interactive activities to help us explore how we can better serve our students, connect across the system, and share resources.


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America: Rothstein, Richard: 9781631494536: Books

by Richard Rothstein

In his New York Times Bestseller, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, destroys the myth that the racial divides in our communities are the result of individual prejudices and income differences. Rather, Rothstein provides overwhelming evidence that laws and policies passed by local, state, and federal governments promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Join us as we unearth this “forgotten history” and explore its impact personally and communally.

Meeting Dates

Register for each meeting to receive a calendar appointment with Zoom details.

  • Thursday, February 24th 12:00-1:00 p.m. |  Register
    Covers pp. vii-58 (Preface – Chapter 3) and pp. 219 – 233 (from Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Thursday, March 24th 12:00-1:00 p.m. |  Register
    Covers pp. 59 – 138 (Chapters 4-8) and pp. 225 – 233 (from Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Thursday, April 21st 12:00-1:00 p.m. |  Register
    Covers pp. 139-218 (Chapter 9 – Epilogue) and pp. 233-239 (from Frequently Asked Questions)


Contact book group facilitators Bill Breen, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and Carla-Elaine Johnson, Saint Paul College.

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