CHARLESTON, S.C. — The College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to announce copies of the groundbreaking report The State of Racial Disparities in Charleston County, South Carolina 2000–2015, written by Dr. Stacey Patton with recommendations developed by RSJI leadership and staff, is now available at all sixteen CCPL locations. The report is preloaded on an 8GB USB flash-drive and is available free to the public while supplies last. 

Copies of the Racial Disparities report will also be in circulation at all 16 CCPL locations to be checked out.  

The Race and Social Justice Initiative was founded in 2015 following a major grant from Google in response to the tragedy at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the shooting of Walter Scott. 

RSJI is honored to have great community partners such as Google and the Charleston County Public Library to help lead efforts in the Lowcountry to promoting public awareness, increasing dialogue, and effecting long-term systemic change on issues surrounding race and social justice. For more information of the Race and Social Justice Initiative visit rsji.cofc.edu.

To read the online version of the Racial Disparities Report, click here (PDF)