Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Broadcast


On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

This NPR story describes a multiracial, ” ‘modern progressive motorcycle club,’ that pays homage to the Buffalo Soldiers, the nineteenth century black Ninth and Tenth cavalry.  “We are representing a legacy of a group of men that fought and died…

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Who Gets To Dance In ‘Swan Lake’? The Answer Is Changing

“Something rare is happening in the world of ballet: At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., two African-American dancers will be the leads in The Washington Ballet’s production of Swan Lake: Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will dance…

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Police Officers Debate Effectiveness Of Anti-Bias Training

“Police departments around the country are instituting anti-bias training for their officers. The Justice Department encourages it, but for many cops the training doesn’t seem effective or necessary.”  Listen to the NPR segment discussing this issue.  Not in Our Town’s…

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Society’s Fear Of Black Men And Its Consequences, Part 2

“How do African American men feel about themselves and each other? [NPR’s Michel Martin interviews] professional black men, and find out if they have ever had the experience as being seen as frightening.”

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Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

On All Things Considered, “NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system and the labor market, and what…

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