Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Opinion


“I just want to take a moment to dedicate a post to the unkind comments that I have been receiving about my blackness since my crowning. To comments that are aimed at all brown skinned girls at some point in…

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Brown Is the New Black

In her op ed, Erin Aubrey Kaplan analyses the standing of Latinos and African Americans, the racism both groups face, and the tendency to conflate their histories. “[I]t’s important to keep clear the history of black oppression, not least because…

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I’m Done Debating Racism With the Devil

Maya Rupert explains why this tact is counterproductive in combating racism.  “White people are an absolutely crucial component in the discussion and actions that must take place in order for concrete progress to occur, particularly in the current political climate….

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What are we letting go of in ‘Letting Go of Literary Whiteness’?

Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, authors of Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, explain the shift in perspective needed for true, anti-racist literary instruction. “A critical focus on Whiteness . . . helps us to…

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Dear White People: About Botham Jean, Forgiveness, Justice, and Cheap Grace

Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo, retired New York City Police Captain turned preacher, teacher, and theologian, reflects on the sentencing of Amber Guyger for the murder of Botham Jean.  “We don’t have to think about the thousands of lynchings, unjust crucifixions,…

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