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Category: Truth and Reconciliation


Rutgers Buildings Renamed for African Americans

Rutgers University has renamed its College Avenue Apartments to honor Sojourner Truth, leading abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights.  Kilmer Library on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway has been renamed the James Dickson Carr Library after Rutgers’ first African-American…

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The South Doesn’t Own Slavery

Historian Tiya Miles reminds us “Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South . . . . It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve…

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From Australia’s ‘Stolen Generation’ to Celebrated Poet

Ali Cobby Eckermann, one of Australia’s ‘Stolen Generation,’ the children who were taken from their indigenous birth parents and adopted into other families, will receive Yale University’s Windham-Campbell prize for poetry.  Noting that there are more Indigenous Australian children in…

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This is what reparations could actually look like in America

Chuck Collins explains both the historical, discriminatory roots of the racial wealth gap through white affirmative action and describes how reparations can be put into effect.  To read more, click here.

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Bloodiest riot was when?

Today began the bloodiest riot in American history, and it wasn’t in Newark in 1967 (click here) and its perpetrators weren’t black, they were white.  To read about the Draft Riots of 1863, click here and read the second item.

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