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Category: Opinion


Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie

Ibram X. Kendi‘s op ed piece in the New York Times provides a rationale for Not in Our Town’s goal of bringing a Truth and Reconciliation process to Princeton, something needed throughout the United States. “Killing the post-racial myth and…

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Smaller, and Smaller, and Smaller by Marlon James

Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, responded to the acquittal of Philando Castile’s killer with the following essay.  He was interviewed about it on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. There are some Minnesotans who want to rebrand this state as North….

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A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains how the noose found in the museum answers the question founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture “Why…

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Racial profiling is a problem in my community. Some of us are pushing back.

Shannon Cofrin Gaggero describes the racism problem in her so-called liberal neighborhood and how concerned residents responded.  “My neighborhood, like so many across the country, has a racial profiling problem on our online community forums. I live in a predominately…

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The “More-ness” of Privilege

How does white privilege look to a person of color?  Writer Joel Leon says, “I am constantly in rooms with men, white men, who don’t cower, who do not just say “more”, but require it, silently; who stand firm in…

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