As she frequently does, Not in Our Town board member, Shirley Satterfield, educates the public about the history of the African American community in Princeton in her letter to the editor of the Town Topics (March 18, 2015, p. 16) and warns about current real estate development threatening “the once close knit and thriving community.”
“In this short documentary, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police.” A New York Times Op-Doc by Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster. Can you contain your emotions watching the tear roll down the face of one of the fathers?
You can’t ignore racism and raise anti-racist children. You have to tackle it head-on. Parenting advice from Jessica Valenti.
Naomi Murakawa, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and Eddie Glaude, Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton, will discuss Murakawa’s book, The First Civil Right “a groundbreaking analysis of the root of the conflicts that lie at the intersection of race and the legal system in America. . . . crucial context for the question of the re-kindling of a civil rights movement after the events in Ferguson,” at Labyrinth Books in Princeton on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6 pm.
President Obama spoke at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday and the attack on marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, demanding the right to vote. A couple of days earlier, in Madison, Wisconsin, marchers protested the shooting of unarmed 19-year-old Tony Robinson by a police officer. The shooting came on the heels of the Department of Justice release of its report on the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.