Invisible Violence: Frisked at an Upscale Deli

A March 6  New York Times oped piece tells of when the actor, Forest Whittaker, was accused of shoplifting at a tony New York deli and was frisked. Whitaker had stolen nothing. On the contrary, he’d been robbed. . . The idea that racism lives in the heart of particularly evil individuals . . . haunts black people with a kind of invisible violence that is given tell only when the victim happens to be an Oscar winner.” 

If you find yourself having to defend the idea that racism might actually exist in Princeton, deemed as among the most liberal towns in the United States, this guest oped by Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at the Atlantic, is useful source material. 

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