Jay Readey's Blog Archive

Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Feb 12, 2015
As a Chicagoan, a baseball lover, and a youth coach, I am in a perfect storm reading the news that Little League International has canceled the US Championship of Jackie Robinson West and vacated i...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Jan 4, 2015
Here's a New Year's resolution for college seniors: move to Ferguson, Missouri after graduation. Take out a lease, take up residence, and participate in building a stronger community ...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Sep 16, 2014
I have been pushing the idea of neighborhood equity as a gateway to so many of the race- and poverty-based civil rights issues we still struggle with. Based on the recent important soci...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Feb 1, 2014
So excited that the Tribune chose to run this at the top of its Super Bowl Sunday opinion section. Our second entry in A New Plan of Chicago... http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/ar...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Sep 16, 2013
At the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, we have been watching the Chicago Public School closings and their effects on students and communities very closely. So I rea...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Apr 25, 2013
When he was six, our biracial, African-American son told my wife and me that he was only playing baseball if Daddy coached. I had never been a baseball guy (thought the game was slow and bori...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Aug 3, 2012
I am a fervent believer that racial integration – by neighborhood most of all, but also in terms of our interpersonal relations and daily patterns – is the key to a more just and equal ...
Jay Readey of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on May 8, 2012
"The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." W.E.B. DuBois The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois famously opened the Forethought of...