Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Opinion


Selections to Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism from February – March, 2021

The Way Out of America’s Zero-Sum Thinking on Race and Wealth (New York Times, February 14, 2021) After reviewing the increasing resentment of the White majority and lack of support for  government programs they perceive as racially inequitable, Heather McGhee…

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We created a tool to make our town more fair and equitable

The Newark Star Ledger published the op ed describing the Racial Equity Impact Assessment toolkit, created by a Civil Rights Commission working group, to help the Princeton municipality address institutional and structural racism. Click here to read the op ed…

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Selections to Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism from December, 2020

How to Be an Antiracist Educator Social and emotional learning (SEL) practitioner-scholar Dena Simmons recommends five actions “to confront the harm of racism:” 1. Engage in Vigilant Self-Awareness; 2. Acknowledge Racism and the Ideology of White Supremacy; 3. Study and…

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Continued work towards a marijuana legalization bill that centers social and racial justice

Thank you to everyone who took action and contacted their representatives in support of a marijuana legalization bill that centers social and racial justice! The United Black Agenda, a coalition of New Jersey Black leaders, outlines eight tangible ways the…

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Selections to Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism from October, 2020

Driving while Black (Kennedy Library Forum) In conversation, Gretchen Sorin, director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of SUNY and author of Driving While Black: African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights; director Ric Burns and producer and editor Emir…

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